Independence Trail East

EASY 14 reviews

Independence Trail East is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nevada City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

I needed a flat trail and this served the purpose for sure! The scenery en route was pretty boring, but the swimming hole you get to at the end is incredible! Heads up, clothing optional swimming, if that's your thing or it isn't.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely better views than the West trail. Had to scare a rattlesnake off the trail. Very flat, easy walk.

2 months ago

lots of beautiful views of the yuba river an easy trail to walk, but the west side is much better

3 months ago

This was a lovely hike, flat except for the beginning which involves stairs. We didn't go all the way to the end, but I would next time. We took our dogs, it's allowed here, which was really nice for all of us.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was open today. Very pretty. Some wet areas but not bad. If you don't like heights this trail Might not be for you.

5 months ago

Boring and stupid. Go to west trail not east.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

East is still closed even barricaded off by State Parks. Someone please comment when it's back open.

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy fun trail

Sunday, September 04, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scenic, very easy but buggy at the end of summer.

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Scenic, very easy but buggy at the end of Summer, so we turned around before reaching the end.