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on Purdon Crossing

10 days ago

Very pretty trail along the river. Feels incredibly remote, not much traffic. Great picnic spot at the end of the trail at the river.

Beautiful vistas and nice amount of tree coverage but there is A LOT of poison oak on this trail. Something to note the road going into this trail head does turn into a dirt road. Nothing crazy, more like a fire road, but just something to note.

TONS of poison oak, but beautiful views from the trail. Found an awesome campsite in between the day use areas right on the river to enjoy. Some parts of the side trails are nearly straight up and down. Great fishing.

Beautiful hike with great river views. lots of poison oak.

Great hike and well marked. Will be back with the pups! If you’re looking for more a quieter hike, this is it! Had the trail all to myself!

great views & trail was maintained well. yuba river is wild & strong river.

7 months ago

Wow! Epic views of the yuba... very nice winter hike....Found my first Geocache by accident... Fun!

Beautiful trail. We saw no one else. Shady. Amazing views at the end. A bit rocky at some points. But well maintained trial. Can’t wait to go again in spring.

Well shaded. Easy walking surface. Great view at the end.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pretty good places to swim water is emerald green could have a bit of fun tubing as well

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Hiked this today in the peak heat of the day, yet because there is a lot of shade cover for most of the path up to the scenic view at the end of the trail (and because I brought my shade umbrella and lots of water), this was doable (sweaty but doable). There are a lot of blackberry brambles to ensnare you all along the way. I got tangled in some vicious overhanging brambles with my umbrella, and drew some blood on my ankles and legs, but poison oak was not on the trail in any significant way (mostly I saw it at the end among the rocks). I enjoyed this hike, despite it being a bit out of a drive outside of Nevada City. I was the only one on the trail (of course, it was 100 degrees when I was hiking, so no one else was crazy enough to pick that time of day!)
If you need the Google GPS coords: 39°22'50.5"N 121°08'56.0"W.
I recorded elevation gain of 965ft, 5.1 miles (though I did accidentally go down a private road when I wasn't paying attention, and it was all down hill, and then all back up hill again).

Saturday, June 03, 2017

A wonderful out and back trail. It's about 4.5 miles to the next River Crossing. It's in full shade and it's wonderful up-and-down's. You'll get a work out no matter what your fitness level in. Many people use it for trail running. Lots of opportunities for nude sunbathing, bongo drumming and pot smoking too.

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Monday, July 17, 2017