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East Independence Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

A great trail if you want to spend a couple hours enjoying the outdoors.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

1,554' 474 m

High

1,502' 458 m

Low

252' 77 m

Up

261' 80 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Description

Like the Independence Trail West, the East Trail follows the gentle gradient of an old mining ditch and is wheelchair accessible for one mile. It offers occasional views of the South Yuba River canyon and passes seasonal side streams and bogs. Tree cover and a generally northerly orientation keep the trail relatively cool and green for its 1400-1500 foot elevation. Along the trail are two picnic tables, several benches, and several wooden bridges that have replaced the flumes of yore. At 2 miles, the trail ends at Excelsior Ditch Camp Road. At that point, it connects to more rugged trails that lead to swimming holes along the river.

For complete description, see the Bear Yuba Land Trust Trail Portal Page: bylt.org/trail/independence…

Contacts

Shared By:

Alex McKenzie with improvements by Glenn Mountain Runner and 1 other

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#1,060

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#10,930

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One of the bridges on East Independence Trail.
Jul 23, 2022 near Nevada…, CA

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Feb 19, 2022
Tilman Giese
Apr 28, 2020
Leslie Wakeland
Today we did west trail
Apr 26, 2020
Leslie Wakeland
Jun 17, 2018
Gabe Guzman
Independence to Hoyt Trail 4.7mi
Jun 4, 2016
Michael Weston