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Bowman Mountain Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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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.

Distance: 10.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,771 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding




4 months ago

Lots of snow.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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.

1 month ago

recorded Bowman Mnt

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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