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Walking in the rain

My husband and I walked this trail yesterday. It rained the entire time and it was wonderful! Many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
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Easy trail with old, wooden walkways over Rush Creek

This is a nice trail if you want a few miles of nature trekking without exertion. It starts at a... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Sebastopol, California
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Highway 49, 7 Miles North of Nevada City on Highway 49, Nevada City, CA 95945
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I walked this trail yesterday. It rained the entire time and it was wonderful! Many small wooden bridges. Lots of bright green moss on rocks and trees. This is a good trail for all levels and abilities. Definitely recommend this trail to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank g0nzalesfam4
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a nice trail if you want a few miles of nature trekking without exertion. It starts at a parking area right on Hwy 49 above Purdon Crossing and heads away from the road on fairly level, easy to manage terrain. The wooden structure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SonomaTrekker
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times. The first time we went on wooden trail but wanted to get to river - we turned down steep dirt road and dis some bushwhacking to a giant swimming hole - gorgeous and for nudists. The next few times...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank AllyG99
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

In any weather at anytime of year this walk is always so beautiful and new. The maintenance on this trail is phenomenal!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Aundrea D
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We have been here a couple times..... Very stroller friendly.... We did the walk in sandals... The area is shaded as well. The path is scenic.... We took the West path.... The spot at the end of of walk was closed to walk down by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank willgray77
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Anyone planning a trip to Independence Trail near Nevada City: DO NOT turn onto Rough&Ready hwy towards Jones Bar rd. Unless you have 4x4 with mud tires and are prepared to walk 4 miles up a steep hill before you get to the actual trail...More

Date of experience: April 2018
6  Thank Christina H
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Well, first of all, this is good if you want a flat "walk" and not a hike. Secondly, parking at the trailhead is tricky and dangerous. Third of all, lots of very creepy, nasty broken-down out buildings along this "walk". It was a nice walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank foxtrot711
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Wonderful views, easy hike, much available to strollers and wheelchairs. Be careful about your car at parking areas, often targeted hikers get car windows broken and valuables stolen in lot

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank I6028QIjanices
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

If you love nature, hiking, swimming or the yuba river you should definetly hike the independence trail! It is absolutely beautiful and one of my favorite spots in NC. Very easy trail with gorgeous scenery!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Ash N Tyler B
Reviewed August 25, 2017

My husband and I went here on a date day with the intention of doing this hike. It was a hot August day, and instead of hiking this trail (which we heard was great), we decided to swim in this beautiful crystal clear water just...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank ibeebirdy
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Karin S
May 1, 2018|
Response from I6028QIjanices | Reviewed this property |
No fee for independence.
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Independence Trail Tour in Providence.. Highly recommended! (1 Replies)
Today, I took the opportunity today to do the Independence Tour in Providence...it's been on my to-do list ever since it was founded about a year ago. The founder and guide, Mr. Bob Burke, sure knows his Providence history.. his knowledge and passion for the city really comes through. I've lived here most of my life and never noticed 3/4 of what he pointed out.. he makes it fun and educational. You can take the tour free..self-guided with your cell phone. (go to...More
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Thanks! We're always looking for new things to do, and free is great!!