Explore the most popular river trails in California with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 hours ago

Nice short hike, with most of it downhill to the falls, and uphill back

The best view ever!!!

This is a really nice, fairly easy trail. We loved walking to the sound of the water and much of the trail is shaded. There are only a couple of areas that you need to maneuver up and down some rocks (not a stroller friendly trail but still great for kids), but the majority of the hike it very easy. It was a little crowded, but we did go on a day when school was out.

Decent to take your kids too, short, too much graffiti for my liking. If you are going it’s better to hike the river, much nicer. Go in the winter, no one will be there

walking
10 hours ago

A really nice nature walk after Sunday brunch at South-Pine Cafe. We saw about 15 different people/groups out hiking, but it was a pretty busy weekend in Nevada City (Scenic and Wild Film Festival).. some only going as far as the suspension bridge and others trail running the whole path. Dog and kid friendly. I will definitely return and will attempt to record the whole thing.

My first real hike. Definitely would recommend it to anyone who’s never went hiking. Beautiful ending and scenery.

walking
12 hours ago

It seemed like it took forever since most of the time you are looking into an empty field. This was my first time but overall I did like it so it wouldn’t be my last.

14 hours ago

Trailhead is closed due to spillway construction.

This was one of the toughest trails i did coz i did not take any water or snacks. I started from north ridge to Whittmore gulch and on my way back up on harkins . It gets too steep on way back , don’t forget to take water and pack a light snack (fruits, trail mix etc). Took me 2.5 hrs to complete the hike .

Love it

This is great for families or someone new to hiking. It's a dirt path and a but Rocky, wouldn't recommend it for strollers. There is also no shade at all on the path. make sure to get out there early during summer to avoid the heat.

Gorgeous hike. Definitely strenuous - both the uphill and downhill sections.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery! Trail is right next to the water and the vegetation and sounds make you fell like you're in a tropical oasis. During the hike you cross over the water quite a few times so you're shoes may get wet. Definitely going to do this again.

Great place, easy trials for the kids from 3yrs and up.

followed the map to the trailhead only to find private property.

hiking
1 day ago

It was difficult, but well worth it!

Are they being strict with citations? I really want to see the waterfall! It seems like a lot but of other people still go without an issue?

Great trip. Going over black rock pass is challenging but completely worth the effort to get to little five lakes on the other side.

Nice family hike, including our dog. Would likely do it again.

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