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Best trails in Grass Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Grass Valley, California? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Yuba River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Auburn State Recreation Area or Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Grass Valley ranging from 1 to 1.6 miles and from 2,247 to 2,834 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Grass Valley
Top trails (6)
#1 - Hardrock and Osborn Hills Loop Trail
Empire Mine State Historic Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Note: This park is only open to locals and passive walk ins. There is NO vehicular access and parking lots are closed. Walk around Empire Mine State Historic Park and explore several smaller abandoneShow more
#2 - Hardrock Trail Loop
Empire Mine State Historic Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Note: This park is only open to locals and passive walk ins. There is NO vehicular access and parking lots are closed.Show more
#3 - Rough & Ready Ditch and Wildflower Trail Loop
Grass Valley, California
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
Rough & Ready Ditch and Wildflower Trail Loop is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grass Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Wolf Creek Trail
Grass Valley, California
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
There are 3 access points to this trail on Freeman Lane: at each end as well in the middle near the water treatment plant. The trail consists of a smooth out and back paved black top. At each end thShow more
#5 - Alan Thiesen Trail
Adam Ryan Wildlife Preserve
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
Alan Thiesen Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Grass Valley, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#6 - Litton Trail
Grass Valley, California
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
Well-marked, well-maintained trail in Grass Valley, CA. Officially a Y-shaped out & back with access points at Hughes Road, Nevada Union High School and Sierra College. Distance between any two pointShow more