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Bowman Mountain Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Nevada City, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 10.3 mi Elevation gain 1,771 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Lake

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Recordings (6)
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Rod Raub
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Hiking

Lots of snow.

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Alec Reynolds
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Most of the trail is an old Jeep road; if you have an ok 4x4 you can go out another mile or so and park at the gate, where a couple bow hunters seemed to be camped. Nice ridge views of Lake Bowman and both Rock Lakes are nice, although not the most spectacular in this region. Trailhead is *just* accessible by a low clearance vehicle; we parked our Volt (very low clearance) about 600 feet from the trailhead about at the 11.5 mile marker on 18, before it got a bit rocky.

Roger Mann
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Vicky H.
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Joanne P
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