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The South Yuba Trail is a very difficult 9 mile trail that provides a varying and enjoyable hike along the South Yuba River. From the South Yuba Campground, the trail descends into the South Yuba River Canyon, reaching the river's edge several miles in. Due to the spectacular cliffs and topography of the canyon, the trail is primarily above the river's edge. In some areas, the route is high above the cliffs, providing spectacular views of the canyon below. River access is provided at four location along the trail.

West of the National Forest boundary, the trail continues on BLM lands for approximately five more miles, ending at the South Yuba Primitive Campgrounds.

Directions: From Washington, Travel north for less than one mile, bear left, continuing on Washington Road. After a short distance, turn left on Relief Hill Road (RD #36.) The pavement end 0.4 miles west. Continue on the gravel road crossing Poorman Creek. The trailhead is 0.1 miles beyond the creek (2 miles west of the South Yuba River bridge.)

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Tahoe National Forest, California

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