Category Archives: Nevada County

Malakoff Diggins State Park

View of the diggins from the loop trail
View of the diggins from the loop trail
Emily and I took a walk around the Malakoff Diggins Loop Trail today, it was a great experience. I have been to the diggins many times before, but never have I had a chance to see it from the inside. This isn’t a real hard trail, but it’s a good work out on a hot day. I’m not really sure how long the trail is, but I would guess that it’s around a three mile hike, or so.

View of the trail from inside the diggins
View of the trail from inside the diggins
For those of you who don’t know about the park, it’s located about 25 miles north of Nevada City, CA on mostly dirt roads. The drive out is on North Bloomfield road, which is paved to the Yuba River, then dirt up to the park, and it’s clearly marked along the way. The added bonus is that after hiking in the park you can stop back by at Edward’s Crossing for a swim! Head on out and take a look at some cool old mining equipment, support the state parks too!

Top 10 places to photograph in Nevada County, CA

Here’s my list of favorite places to photograph in the Nevada City and Grass Valley area.

1) Empire Mine state park
2) Malakof Diggins
3) Weaver Lake waterfall
4) Sawmill Lake
5) Nevada street in the fall
6) Summit Ridge road in Cascade Shores
7) Bridgeport
8) Greenhorn Creek and Red Dog road
9) Victorian Christmas
10) Grass Valley’s Thursday markets

If you’re looking for some new places to photograph, check these ones out. Do you have any others to share? Let me know, leave a comment!