Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in South Yuba River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike, great scenic views of Yuba river. Easy walk with plenty of places to sit down and rest, very slightly up and downs.

Too crowded!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice & easy hike. Definitely a great scenery as hike along the river. Nude beach at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

pretty trail following the river. Wildflowers are beautiful and are labelled along the way
Nice walk!!

Great trail. Took the whole family including my 4yr old. Go to the right if you want to knock out the hills early or left if you want to do the hills at the end.

Gorgeous. We recorded 3.5 miles on this trail.

walking
1 month ago

Great view of the river, and especially nice when the wildflowers are blooming in the spring and the river runs turquoise.

hiking
1 month ago

Be sure to check yourself and pets, lots of ticks.

Nice trail, great views of river, wild flowers beginning to bloom. Take the left entrance to the trail across from the State Parks kiosk. Once you get to the lake, if you continue on the loop, you’ll follow the road up a significantly steep grade, then down some switchbacks to the kiosk. Nice lunch spot at the lake. The meadows at the top of the road were worth the steep climb up the road. All in all a great little hike.

nature trips
1 month ago

It’s especially pretty in spring but it is also busy! Easy and fun for kids. There is a spot to stop and play in the stream that is safe and lots of critters in it for kids to check out.

nice trail.. less people than trail by the parking lot..but i would chose the otger trail..butter. than this one just for the views.. but from here you do great view of the old covered bridge..

walking
2 months ago

very nice wide trail. easy walk.. excellent views of river.. wild flowers lots of butterflies.. dog friendly.. nice waterfall surprise. 5 dollars to park

Great hike. Loved the three different "climates". Especially liked the covered bridge & oak grove. Dogs did good. Parking lot was full when we left around noon. Glad we got there early (10am).

backpacking
2 months ago

I would like to backpack this trail. I am looking for some pointers as far as where the trailhead is for this 20 mile trail and where we would be allowed to camp? Can anyone help me out?

Great hike and well marked. Will be back with the pups! If you’re looking for more a quieter hike, this is it! Had the trail all to myself!

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Definitely a favorite. I loved that you could hear the water running along the whole trail. Tons of stairs on this hike, good work out.

A beautiful trail, if you go Left to start it’s an easy grade, but if you go right there’s a pretty aggressive climb bordering on moderate difficulty

nice trail veiws were good the trail by the lake reminded me think of hobbits every rock and tree covered in moss

4 months ago

Beautiful trail! You have views from river along with the sound of the river flowing along the entire hike. Once you reach the end you’re at a beautiful beach like area by the crystal clear river and can sit and take it all in.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful quick morning walk today. Agree with the other folks that starting L along the river is the best way to go. It's.nore like easy+. Hills and rocks.

It was sickkkkkkkk bring a rain jacket though if done in winter

hiking
4 months ago

Wow! Epic views of the yuba... very nice winter hike....Found my first Geocache by accident... Fun!

on Buttermilk Bend Trail

4 months ago

love this trail. lots of beautiful flowers and amazing river

Easy trail and loads of great views

Beautiful trail. We saw no one else. Shady. Amazing views at the end. A bit rocky at some points. But well maintained trial. Can’t wait to go again in spring.

I highly reccomend hiking this after the rains the trail does not get muddy and it is nice to see the river running fast.It is a very safe trail during the winter months since you are a safe distance from the river but still have the views.

Awesome trail can walk down to the river pretty chill!

on South Yuba Trail

6 months ago

Certain areas of the trail have rocks so need to be careful, but its a beautiful trail with awesome views.

Well shaded. Easy walking surface. Great view at the end.

7 months ago

Favorite swimming hole! Walk the entire loop for different creatures. We ran into a family of deer!

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