Hirschman Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Hirschman Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nevada City, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.0 miles
439 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips





no dogs

1 month ago

Very easy to follow trail with minimal elevation change. You either hear road noise or are passing behind homes for the majority of the trail. Definite highlight was finding the blackberry patches and eating all the ripe berries I could find!

1 month ago

This trail was found by accident after trying to locate Deer Creek Tribute Trail (which we never did). I ran into a sheriff who suggested this trail for me and my littles (ages 2, 3, 4). It was perfect! It’s kid friendly, dog friendly (leashed), clearly marked and an easy hike. We hiked to the .75 marker and turned around. Totaling 1.5 miles....the kids all napped on the way home! The trail does run behind a few homes and also parallel to Hwy 49 but that didn’t bother us at all. Only a few times could you actually SEE and hear the highway. It goes around a lovely little pond area with a few benches to sit and break. I have two criticisms. There is no bathroom so go before and also please pick up your dogs poo! We came across many piles of crap left on the trail, nasty!

4 months ago

5 months ago

nice trail, well maintained with a lot of mike markers. easy trail to hike. we really enjoyed the trail.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Ok hike but noises are little too much

9 months ago

This is a very pretty hike, lots of wildlife to see along the way. There is about a 600 foot increase in elevation along the way, and is just over 4 miles out and back. The only downside is that it does run parallel along Highway 49 and at times the traffic noise overrides the noise of the wildlife around you. But still a nice, easy hike we will do again.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Good hike place to kill time while waiting for visitation at county jail to open. Right across the street.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Very pretty. The major plus is convenience - just 4 min from downtown Nevada city. On the downside some of the pay weaves over the road so you don't feel as remote.

Friday, December 25, 2015

I walk this trail frequently, about 1 mile in there is a beautiful large lake/pond. Ver accessible, has signage and its own parking lot. A great 5 mile one way walk!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fun mountain biking trail for beginners.

Friday, February 13, 2015

this is a short trail very close to roads and residents' back yards.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

this is near grass Valley, Nevada city. it's a nice hike to take dogs, kids, older folks. easy mellow relaxing. it does parallel hwy 49 at times but not the busy traffic section. if you live close, it's a great walk in nature. i wouldn't recommend it for a long drive up from Sac when there are endless beautiful hikes in the area. we enjoy it for a stroll after a rain, it's just below snow level, quick walk before dark or before our evening d dinner plans.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

it was an easy one for a first timer like me ...It was close to the road ,alot of shade and wooden walk ways....