South Yuba River State Park, Penn Valley

#296 of 403 in Nature in California
South Yuba River State Park is located in Penn Valley. Put South Yuba River State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Penn Valley itinerary planning app .
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  • Beautiful drive to get to the River! What a great day! My friend and I just sat on the rocks, feet in the river.. felt so dang good!  more »
  • Excellent hiking trails, a LOT of wildflowers this spring, and a place to come back to this summer to try gold-panning! Important: The Point Defiance trail has some tricky spots (trail erosion along s...  more »
  • I love this river and area. You get a little but of nature's best, a beautiful river, mossy fern hikes, gorgeous trees, an iconic covered bridge! It is such a wonderful place to just soak it all in an...  more »
  • Wonderful Park with numerous hiking and swimming opportunities. The river here is sublime and many come to visit, but if you plan accordingly you can find your own slice of heaven along the shore for a picnic and swim.
  • I happened to go during construction so there was a lot of traffic. Nice little spot to swim, and a few good hiking trails though!
  • This place sucks! Never go there. Water is filthy and the parking is atrocious. Just kidding i love it here but please dont go i dont want it to get too busy lol
  • Harrowing drive to the parking lot, and then you're at the most beautiful Yuba River. Sit on the rocks and jump in!
  • Great park with many trails to explore. The bridge and historic building are nice to explore as well. Parking is difficult unless you want to pay to park.

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