hiking
3 days ago

Pretty easy trail, sometimes hard to follow. Went early and had the swimming hole to myself. My dog was the bigger fan.

hiking
bugs
closed
4 days ago

walking
6 days ago

The trail is pretty well maintained and there is parking. The pond is at .5 miles with some anglers. Was close to the road at some points so was a bit noisy. The trail does passes the pond and gets kind of boring after that. Nice walk overall,not to busy. Watch out for Ticks.

Very nice trail, good for kids of all ages. There was no one there when we went on Memorial Day weekend! . I was concerned about the drive going in after reading other reviews, but I was able to drive my mini van in and out with no problems. Will definitely make the drive for another hike here.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Perfect ride for my 7, 11 & 13yo! Nice and mostly flat, interesting enough to keep it fun to keep moving.

Highly recommend- perfect well kept single track 90% if the time. Rolling baby micro hills. So many things to distract you from your run... epic with tons of photo opps. The tribute trail suspension bridge is stunning. This route falls into my Top 10 list.

hiking
9 days ago

Loved it. Did it with my wife, and two kids ages 3 and 1

hiking
9 days ago

It was a really nice short easy hike, it’s great if you’re bringing a dog. You just have to be careful of the bikers. I was a little worried in the beginning, but it’s a great easy trail that you can walk with your family. It’s well taken care of and beautiful views of the pond. It’s a one way trail, so it’s not a loop. But all In all a great little hike for a short walk!

on Hirschman Trail

walking
10 days ago

Went out with my children and granddaughter to this trail. it was well maintained, clean, and family friendly. The walk itself was easy and quick. Some parts of the trail seem to border private residences or go along the hwy. We encountered walkers, trail runners, cyclists, individual and couples walking. There were a number of benches and plenty of shade. This was a hidden gem for me. We have lived here for almost 16 years and I had no idea it was there.

Very shady, very cool on a warm day. Only saw one other couple there on a weekday. Easy to find. Wildflowers along the trail if you know what to look for (not showy ones, but some really interesting ones like starflower and fringe cups)

hiking
15 days ago

We started at the Gracie Road trailhead. This trail is very pretty along the canal and very easy for a nice walk. The canopy is beautiful and provides a comfortable environment in the shade. There are a few places off to the side where, if you bring your lunch or a snack (we always do), you can have a very nice “picnic” if you like. No tables so we bring a couple of towels and sit. The sound of the water is very relaxing and very enjoyable along the trail. We ran into a couple of bike riders, or rather they almost ran into us. There are some areas of the trail that are not conducive to both bike riders and hikers together - too narrow. Otherwise, we had a very pleasant walk and will definitely come back!

This loop is not the South Yuba Trail. It is a series of trails including less than half of the South Yuba Trail, Rim Trail, Blair Trail, and large stretches of non-trail roads. It’s makes a loop of most of the Malakoff Diggins State Park so it would be better named “Malakoff Diggins Loop”. If you want to hike the actual South Yuba Trail, you can do so which is a 19+ mile hike from either Purdon Crossing to the west or Route 36 to the east (near Washington). It’s a beautiful hike all along the river.

hiking
19 days ago

I wanted to get out of my house for a little bit but didn’t want to go on a strenuous hike in the mountains. I started my hike at the Red dog Road trailhead. There isn’t a parking lot, you just park on the side of the road immediately after you see a gate on your right hand side that says “Public Parking Prohibited.” I’m assuming that’s to prevent people from parking in front of the gate because even the Nevada County websites advises you can park on the shoulder. The pictures don’t do this place any justice. The trail is gorgeous and the majority of it runs along a canal so the sound of water is so peaceful. The trail is very flat, so it’s great for all skill levels. We saw walkers, runners and bikers. Also a lady with a stroller but she was struggling so I wouldn’t suggest that. Just follow the water. There are places that the water goes into pipelines and the dirt trail goes a different direction. It wasn’t until I got off track that I realized that some of the pipelines actually have platforms that are part of the trail and will take you to where the dirt trail picks up. I went about 2.5 miles in then turned back because I had planned to stop at a swimming hole as well but I will definitely be back and plan on starting at the Gracie Road trailhead.

Great shaded trail. Lots of cool stops and littler trails. The view from the bridge is the money maker.

hiking
bugs
25 days ago

Very nice trail! Lots of shade for my dogs. The trail was very well kept. Big down fall lots of mosquitos and poison oak on the side of the trail.

mountain biking
26 days ago

Great trail-however, I was the only one on a mountain bike. This trail is mostly for walkers and runners.

Overall, this was a very beautiful, peaceful, serene hike. The signage could’ve been better, but I had fun exploring the different side trails. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold. Look out for the poison oak, lots of it alongside the trail. I recommend wearing good shoes for the rockier sections and if you decide to venture off the beaten path.

hiking
27 days ago

Clean, easy, and mostly flat. I found this while visiting a friend and got a nice jog in that day.

a few trees blocking the trail but you. an walk around. pretty easy and nice amd shaded.

hiking
bugs
27 days ago

Good and easy trail for beginners...lots of mosquitos bring repellent. Very shady with plenty of distance markers.

hiking
27 days ago

as a hiker, this trail is fine. going mid-morning to early afternoon there were about a dozen bikers that passed us both ways. not too steep but a good burn on the way up. the nicest part was a small jaunt on the trail that borders the reservoir.

on Hirschman Trail

hiking
bugs
28 days ago

Good trail, a lot of shade. What we don’t like is a lot of mosquitos around pond area, also too close to highway. We’ve seen lizards, ducks, frogs, birds. Kids liked it so much.

hiking
bugs
28 days ago

I do not recommend this trail for hikers. The trail was shaded and steep. There is not much plant diversity. It's not the worst trail I've been in. I do recommend this trail for biking. Biking is what this trail was made for.

hiking
30 days ago

Nice, well maintained, easy, and flat trail. Kinda boring so we turned around halfway, didn’t see any particularly awesome views or features in the first half. Seems like it would be great for an outdoor run, but if you’re looking for vistas this might be somewhat anticlimactic.

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Great trail if you follow the signage, however I was naive and decided to trust the AllTrails Map. Ended up hiking a mile up the hill from the creek & I stumbled upon a locked gate which said “private property”. Went back down to the main trail, and followed the signs around there. The trail that I went on was the “lower trail” and the “ditch trail”. Was probably about three miles in total, and had lots of historical placards setup as well regarding the mine and nisenan reservations.

hiking
1 month ago

Great and easy trail to follow!

hiking
1 month ago

nice! kids loved it. trail is well marked and easy to follow. LOTS OF POISON OAK!!! pay attention! but otherwise a great little trail.

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