South Yuba River State Park, Penn Valley

4.7
#285 of 399 in Nature in California
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  • Only a few yards from the Hwy 49 bridge is a small sandybeach, large flat sunbathing rocks, an amazing, deep diving spot and unusual water ‘caves’ to play in. There are also pathways worth exploring u...  more »
  • Gorgeous rocks, trails, wildflowers, pools, fish and much more! This is a good hike for a Saturday or Sunday. Peaceful surroundings.  more »
  • Such a great place to swim in the river. Not very far from Grass Valley. Just a 30 minute drive and you feel like you are in the wilderness. The Buttermilk Trail is a must in the spring to see the wil...  more »
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  • We hiked the trail with the most elevation. If I'm not mistaken, it's aboit 1.7 miles each way. Worth every step to reach the river at the bottom. The park is clean, parking wasn't a big deal to find, although you do have to pay to park. So bring cash!
  • Nice place to visit. You can swim in summer time. Few nice hiking trails.
  • It's a gorgeous place with a good atmosphere. Everybody was friendly and respectful. There are free dogs playing with other dogs and humans. It is important to make sure if you bring your dog that it is friendly with other 4 leg buddies. It is clothing optional so make sure you bring an open mind regarding nudity ;)
  • I love walking around here both in the summer and in the winter, this place truly inspires my creativity, and helps my minds's vision.
  • Just go here. It's worth the time. Wonderful streams and gorgeous nature.

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