Hoyt Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nevada City, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Out and back to a nice swimming area. This trail leads to swimming holes along the South Yuba River and historic Hoyt Crossing, a popular hangout for skinny-dippers and other river lovers in summer. Southern exposure means warmth on cool days and wildflowers in the spring. An optional extension up the old Hoyt Crossing Road makes for a vigorous 4.5-mile in-and-out hike.
Beautiful private swimming holes all along the trail. Several cool mining claim signs warning that you will be prosecuted if you steal minerals from their site. Steep in spots and cliff areas. All manageable by most people.
A beautiful adventure. Went at sunrise on a weekday, so only encountered a few others. I didnt realize it had a nudist beach ... that explains the naked couple. I definietly recommend and will be going back.
Perfect hike! During the week it's so nice, but weekends are super busy! It's an easy hike, uphill and stairs along the way. It leads to the nude beach, people definitely are free roaming there! Don't suggest bringing the kids if you're not ok with them seeing naked people!
The water is so nice! Don't go past the first water fall, it leads to gross murky/ mossy water.!