Dog-friendly Hoyt Trail

Hoyt Trail

Nevada City, California 95959
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Hoyt Trail is an easy to moderate scenic river walk above the South Yuba River located about 6.9 miles northwest of Nevada City.

Hoyt's Trail begins at the north end of the old Highway 49 bridge. It travels upstream about 1.2 miles to a beach and former river crossing called Hoyt's. Numerous downtrails lead off the main trail to small beaches, smooth, water-sculpted granite perches and pristine swimming holes.

• Dogs must be on leash at all times.
• Please clean up after your dog.

Playing in the South Yuba River. Photo Credit: Alan Dunkin
Playing in the South Yuba River. Photo Credit: Alan Dunkin
The Sierra Nevada foothills, with their quaint, Gold Rush-era towns and growing portfolio of wineries, are a joy to explore with a four-legged companion. If you’re seeking a particularly scenic place for the two of you to hike (perhaps wine-tasting will come later?), look no farther than the South Yuba River, which froths its winding way through Nevada County and offers many opportunities for bluff-top hiking with occasional descents to idyllic swimming holes. A locals’ favorite is the Hoyt Trail, about seven miles north of Nevada City. more »
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