South Yuba River Trail Horseback Riding

The 49th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Northeast of Nevada City in the Tahoe National Forest, the South Yuba Trail is a 13 mile stretch of pristine horseback riding trail. This rolling trail is mildly technical bordering above the Yuba River on a cliff with lots of swimming holes and skinny dippers. It is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

To reach the eastern trailhead from Nevada City, follow SR20 east for 13 miles toward Truckee. Turn at Washington Road and proceed for six miles. After crossing the Yuba, follow Relief Road toward Pooremans Creek and park at trailhead.

Overall, South Yuba River Trail is the 49th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby South Yuba River Trail including Bullards Bar Loop Horse Trail, Mount Lola Trail, Pioneer Trail and Grouse Ridge Trail.

South Yuba River Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Tahoe National Forest (916) 265-4531; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Coyote Adventure Company, Nevada City (530) 265-6909.

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS White Cloud Campground; High Country Inn (800) 862-1530, Truckee

Luxury Loding:  Royal Gorge Resort (800) 500-3871

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Squeeze, Truckee

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.35588, -120.80643

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  14975

South Yuba River Trail Horseback Riding Map


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