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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Olympic Valley, California is a popular area for adventure seekers. From scenic trails to must-visit attractions, this area has something for everyone. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities, and the area offers a variety of trails for all skill levels. Other outdoor adventures include kayaking, rafting, and fishing. For those looking for a more relaxed experience, there are plenty of scenic spots to take in the views. Popular attractions in and near the area include Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Emerald Bay. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a peaceful retreat, Olympic Valley has it all. With so many amazing outdoor activities and attractions, it's no wonder why it's such a popular destination.

    Top Spots in and near Olympic Valley

    • Nevada City, California

      South Yuba River: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing

      5.0
      4.2 mi / 639 ft gain
      South Yuba River: Edwards Crossing to Purdon Crossing is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near North San Juan, California.
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    • Nevada City, California

      Swim at Edwards Crossing on the South Yuba River

      5.0
      2.74 mi / 1302 ft gain
      There are endless swimming holes on the South Yuba River the feature crystal clear water, massive granite boulders and pristine pocket beaches, particularly those lower in the foothills. Many are separated by sections of rapids, but can be reached via the growing trail system of the South Yuba Ri...
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    • Markleeville, California

      Backpack to Grouse Lake

      4.7
      11.43 mi / 2283 ft gain
      It is a 6 mile hike to Grouse Lake. You begin at the trailhead which is right by Damsite Campground at Upper Blue Lake. Park in the dirt parking area and then cross the metal footbridge, and you will see the trailhead marker on your left. The trail takes you into the Mokelumne Wilderness. Follow...
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    • Colfax, California

      Hike to the Jumping Rock on the Bear River

      2 mi / 150 ft gain
      Though lesser known than its neighbors the Yuba and the American, the Bear River still features fantastic hiking, swimming, river-raft, tubing, and rock-jumping but without the crowds.A local favorite spot, the "Jumping Rock" near the Dog Bar Crossing, provides an excellent hike with several swim...
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    • Plumas County, California

      Little Jamison Falls

      3.0
      1.89 mi / 495 ft gain
      To get to the falls from the town of Graeagle, CA take Graeagle-Johnsville off Highway 89 towards the town of Johnsville. After 4.5 miles take a left on a dirt road to Jamison Mine Day Use Parking. If you go over the bridge and into the town of Johnsville, you have gone too far. Continue down th...
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    • Placerville, California

      Rock Climb the Cosumnes River Gorge

      5.0
      Consumes River Gorge is a good climbing spot that is relativity close to Sacramento, California. it is located just outside of Placerville, California, making it a must-stop climbing spot for any Sacramento or Eldorado county local. The climbing spot boasts granite climbing areas with over a hund...
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    • Nevada City, California

      Hike the Independence Trail

      4.5
      Starting from the free easy access parking lot right off highway 49 you head left up the trail. You will notice two trails side by side, one wider path for wheelchair access and another slightly narrower path for hikers on foot.The trail is set on the cliff side overlooking the South Fork of the ...
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    • Grass Valley, California

      Photograph a Sunset on Wolf Mountain

      5.0
      While all of the hiking trails to the Wolf Mountain summit cross private land, Wolf Mountain Road provides public access to several excellent viewpoints overlooking the Central Valley and the nearby ruins of old radio towers.To get there take McCourtney Road west from CA Highway 49/20 and go 3.2 ...
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    • Auburn, California

      Hike to the North Fork Dam of Lake Clementine

      5.0
      4 mi
      Located only roughly 40 minutes from Sacramento. This trail will allow you to view and walk under the 5th largest bridge in the US as well as enjoy the waterfall spectacle of a top releasing Dam. Once reaching Old Foresthill Road from the town of Auburn, drive over the smaller bridge spanning the...
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    • Auburn, California

      Rock Climb at the Quarry

      5.0
      2.6 mi / 800 ft gain
      Many thanks to the Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) and the Access Fund for their hard work in re-opening this location to make it climbing-legal. Where to Park:Put in "Parking lot for the Quarry Trail, California 193, Auburn, CA 95603"This is the designated parking lot ...
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    • Auburn, California

      Hike the Quarry Trail in the Auburn SRA

      4.0
      11 mi
      Parking in the Auburn State Recreation Area parking lot has a cost of $10.00.  Free parking is allowed on the right side of the road located on the right after driving over the bridge.  From here the Quarry Trail parking lot and Trail head are a short walking distance ahead on the left side of th...
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    • Auburn, California

      Hike Training Hill

      4.5
      4.5 mi / 1126 ft gain
      Training Hill is a 4.5 mile loop trail that features beautiful meadows and wildflowers, with limited views to Folsom Lake and the Auburn canyon.  The trail to Training Hill branches off from the Calcutta Falls trail right before the first cement bridge over the American River.  Training Hill is r...
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