South Yuba River Trail is a 19.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Washington, CA. The trail is primarily used for hiking.
I only went up this trail for 2 miles but what I experienced of it so far was a great trail along the water ... good places to camp along the trail......I will be able to give it a better rating once I do more of the trail....I look forward to doing so.....it is quite,calm and free parking.....
THIS TRAIL WAS AWESOME!! ALONG THE YUBA RIVER SITES WERE AWESOME. MANY LEDGES. PATHWAYS THAT LEAD DOWN TO THE RIVER. SOME STEEP HILLS. ONLY WENT OUT 2 MILES SEVERAL GOOD CAMPING SPOTS BUT MOST ARE ON FEDERAL MINING CLAIM SITES. PARTS OF TRAIL WAS ERODED.
We only went a bit past the picnic area, but it's a pretty decent trail. It just follows the cliff side on the north side of the river through mixed oak and pine forest. The scenery never really changes up to that point, and the trail mostly stays well above the river. It is possible to get down in a few places though, such as at the picnic area if you want to climb down 600 feet. Nice views, especially at the north canyon spur.