Deer Creek Tribute Trail

Deer Creek

Yesterday we took a hike on the lovely Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City. Here's some information from the trail brochure:

The Deer Creek Tribute Trail was created with funding from the CA Natural Resources Agency California River Parkways Proposition 50 grant program. Project partners include The Sierra Fund, Friends of Deer Creek, American Rivers, Nevada County Land Trust, the City of Nevada City, Nevada County, the Nisenan Tribe, the Tsi-Akim Maidu, the Bureau of Land Management, Greater Champion Neighborhood Association, the Chinese Quarter Society and Save Our Historic Canals. The trail was made possible through the generous donation of private land easements and contributions from investors.

The trail is a collaborative effort between governmental agencies and local community organizations, coordinated though the Tribute Trail Stewardship Council (TTSC). The Council’s goal is to ensure that the Tribute Trail becomes and remains a fully integrated recreational and educational resource to Nevada City and County, serving the community in perpetuity. To volunteer as a docent, adopt a section of the trail to steward, or work to maintain the trail and native vegetation go to: or contact

The highlight of the hike was crossing the new suspension bridge west of town. It's a beautiful pedestrian bridge that slowly bounces and sways as you walk across, 100 feet above the river. Enchanting and thrilling, all at once.