Hirschman trail

EASY 13 reviews
#33 of 102 trails in

Hirschman trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nevada City, CA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles 523 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

snow

no dogs

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike place to kill time while waiting for visitation at county jail to open. Right across the street.

3 months ago

Very pretty. The major plus is convenience - just 4 min from downtown Nevada city. On the downside some of the pay weaves over the road so you don't feel as remote.

11 months ago

I walk this trail frequently, about 1 mile in there is a beautiful large lake/pond. Ver accessible, has signage and its own parking lot. A great 5 mile one way walk!

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Fun mountain biking trail for beginners.

1 year ago

this is a short trail very close to roads and residents' back yards.

1 year ago

this is near grass Valley, Nevada city. it's a nice hike to take dogs, kids, older folks. easy mellow relaxing. it does parallel hwy 49 at times but not the busy traffic section. if you live close, it's a great walk in nature. i wouldn't recommend it for a long drive up from Sac when there are endless beautiful hikes in the area. we enjoy it for a stroll after a rain, it's just below snow level, quick walk before dark or before our evening d dinner plans.

hiking
2 years ago

it was an easy one for a first timer like me ...It was close to the road ,alot of shade and wooden walk ways....

hiking
2 years ago

MOSSY, PINEY, AND ROAD NOISE TRAIL. SUTLE UP AND DOWN HILLS. CREEKS. ONE TRACK OF TRAIL ENDS AT DEVELOPING HOUSING AREA. SMALL WATERFALLS IN SPRING.

walking
2 years ago

I took this walk/hike alone with my dog and thought it was relaxing aside from the occasional hwy noise. It's a dirt, mud trail and isn't as challenging as I like but good for if you've been away for a while and need a start up point again or just want to take a nice easy walk/hike. It's easy to miss when you turn onto Cement Hill Rd. off of 20 so keep a look out almost immediately to your left, directly across from a correctional facility. There's a nice little lake that supposedly has sun fish, crappie, blue gill and some bass (per a fisherman I ran into). Coyote warnings on board in parking lot, parking is free and dog bags available for poop.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail was close to Sacramento so that's a plus. Parking was free. trail was very easy to find. The trail was nice but there were downfalls and most of the view was meh.
pros: beautiful lake view and full of trees.
lots of birds and nice flowery areas.
cons: trail was mostly along the highway which for me killed the seclusion aspect..
Very uncovered shade wise in certain uphill parts making it hard at spots.
Coyote possiblity.
If you take it to the end following Indian flat part of the fork in he trail there's moving at the end just a road so you just have to turn back.
Houses littered around trail.

I hate to be so negative but I can see why there not many reviews. Its a meh trail for me.

hiking
4 years ago

Great trail, close to town, with small parking lot off the main highway. Walk it, run it or bike it. Leashed dogs are common. It runs along the highway (so you get road noise) but is shady and pleasant with gentle ups and downs. The pond has a bench nearby for relaxing and enjoying the view. We saw Canada Geese, red-winged blackbirds and several goldfinches.