Missouri Bar Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Missouri Bar Trail is a 7.2 mile out and back trail located near Nevada City, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
2,759 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

Directions from Nevada City: Travel west on Hwy. #49 and turn right onto North Bloomfield Road. Travel north to Edwards Crossing. Drive north on e mile to the South Yuba Campground.

3 hours ago

We started the hike from N Bloomfield historic town after the free tour (1:30-2:30pm). The hike down was quite fast and easy. The path was mostly shaded. When you get to the end of the trail, continue left to get down to the Yuba River. There was no sign nor reception. That section of the river was pretty secluded, so we had the place to ourselves. The hike back up was pretty brutal, but a great workout overall. We were able to hike up in less than one hour. Remember to bring insect repellent because the mosquitoes were everywhere!

6 months ago

I’ve done this trail a bunch! Mostly between July and September.
The primitive camp ground is great and it has fairly easy access to water. Lots of boulders and areas close to the campground to explore. The trail isn’t bad going in or out.
There have been lots of trail improvements over the past several years and I think more people are getting up to enjoy what this area has to offer!

7 months ago

This Trail was super beautiful. Little chilly! Wear layers! We ended up following the South Yuba River Trail because we weren’t paying attention to the map and didn’t realize we were supposed to cross the river. There were a few banks you may have had been able to get across but with our dogs we didn’t initially think to do so. We ended up running out of time and had to head back so we didn’t look to hard into how easily we could’ve crossed the river but it might be possible! It actually began to snow about 5 minutes before we reached the Trailhead at about 445pm just before it started to get dark! Got lucky we headed back when we did! Oh and lots of ticks! Make sure to get yourself some eucalyptus spray to use beforehand. Between our 3 dogs we had to detach 20 ticks. We found about 15 other ticks though between ourselves, our car and dogs that we threw off before they attached..

8 months ago

It's a good trail with a lot of nice views. We went all way down, but couldn't find a good spot to cross the river. So, we turned right and continued approximately 3 miles more along the South Yuba Trail. We saw a beautiful waterfall during our way. Last 1.5 miles back is constantly uphill, but it's a quite short distance. We liked this trail.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pleasant discovery near Malakoff Diggins SHP, which we discovered after arriving has very few trails for people with dogs. This trail is a short walk (.7 miles) away, in the Tahoe National Forest, which is much more dog-friendly. Nice hike, lots of switchbacks, takes you down to the South Yuba Trail, where you can continue up or downstream. Well shaded. Beautiful area.

Friday, November 28, 2014

We got 3 miles once we reached the river, the actual Missouri Barr trail T's into the Yuba trail. Spot on river is beautiful & quiet from lack of people. It is an easy trail as far as terrain but it is a nice decline entire way and then back up. We went on thanksgiving day so ran into no one, weather was about 55 degrees and no mosquitoes but I could see it being a problem in summer! There were some gnats but not too annoying. Good time of year too cuz poison oak is dormant.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The trail is nice. From the Trail Head down is a zig zag motion. Make sure you have "Head Nets" because the mosquitos are vicious!! They get in your nose when you are inhaling and or in your mouth if you open it. I forgot mine with my repellant for the first time ever and of course, I paid it dearly on the trail. Once you get down to the river, they disappear. As you can see in the pictures the river is a crystalline paradise. Soft current. This time of year not too cold. Especially not cold if the day is hot. Wonderful swimming spots in different areas. I call you to just relax while you take it all in. The journey back up is going to get you winded but its just a couple of miles so it ends quick. The whole way is in good shade. Very good for those hot summer days. The end of the way is worth it.

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