Winter is coming to a close, Spring is in the air and wildflowers are blooming.
Here are some great Spring hikes to enjoy while the weather is still mild.
Tahoe Rim Trail – This trail varies in distance and difficulty levels. Enjoy panoramic views, wildflowers, waterfalls and alpine lakes. You may want to double check current snow levels on the trails before heading out. Enjoy the many different day hikes, varying in distance and difficulty:
McCloud Falls Hike – 6.4 Miles round trip; waterfall and wildflowers.
Round Lake Hike – 6.4 Miles round trip; bikes allowed, Round Lake, Big Meadow and wildflowers.
Snow Valley Peak Hike – 12.4 Miles round trip; Marlette Lake, panoramic views of Lake Tahoe
Ophir Creek Loop Hike – 1.5-4.5 Miles round trip; wildflowers and a year around stream.
Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Nevada City; Easy to moderate depending on length and part of trail hikes. 3.6 miles one way, branches of trail vary. Suspension bridge, creek access, great for little ones.
Buttermilk Bend Trail – Nevada City; Well known for it’s explosion of wildflowers during the Spring. 2.3 mile round trip along the Yuba River, great for all skill levels.
Rush Creek Falls – Nevada City (Independence Trail East/West) – 2.2 miles, lush scenery winding above the South Yuba River to a wooden flume/bridge overlooking Rush Creek Falls. Great for all skill levels.
Sagehen Creek Trail – Truckee, CA – 4.5 miles out and back, 5.5 miles if you do the loop. This family and dog friendly hiking trail in Truckee features a mountain stream, gorgeous wildflowers including an abundance of Mules Ears, and is a great location for bird watching.