Take Hwy. 49 and go 5.5 miles north of
You can park in turnouts
near the trailhead which is located about a half a mile south
of the Yuba River. Warning
- Be careful with the traffic on Hwy 49.
You can go 2.5 miles downstream (west)
or upstream (east).
The west trail offers a 4.3 mile loop
along a swimming trail to Jones Bar Road
and then goes back up to Excelsior Canal
and back to the start.
There is Wheelchair Accessibility
for 1.5 miles in each direction of the trailhead.
This trail follows the path of the Excelsior
Canal which was built during the Gold Rush.
You'll enjoy lots of wildflowers in the