Lone Grave – part of the Tahoe National Forest. The trailhead and some of the trails were built and are maintained by Gold Country Trails Council.
Location: Conservation Rd, 6 miles east of Nevada City on Hwy 20
Web Site: http://www.goldcountrytrailscouncil.org/index.html ( under trail maps you will find a map of the Lone Grave trails – same one found at the staging area)
Directions: Take Hwy 80 to Auburn, exit Hwy 49 towards Grass Valley/Nevada City. Continue through Grass Valley and Nevada City. At the split of Hwy 20 and Hwy 49, stay on Hwy 20 (to the right - East) and continue approximately 6 miles to the staging area on your left. After 4 miles you will pass the Five Mile House and the sign for Scotts Flat on your right and Harmony Ridge Deli on your left. Another 2 miles you will see a large area paralleling Hwy 20 to your left used for staging – a couple of entries into it, close together. This is the non official staging area used for overflow. For the main staging area turn left at the large Washington Conservation District sign – Conservation Rd and proceed slowly down the road and make a left turn at the 1st dirt road where you will see a green gate – usually open. Pass through the gate.
Staging area: The are 2 staging areas – the non official and over flow area located right off the Hwy, large enough for several rigs – any size. There is a trail going from this area to the main staging area. The main staging area is located off Conservation Rd where you turn for the Washington Conservation District. It is also quite large and can accommodate any size rig and hold several rigs. Both are gravel and dirt with some shade. A map of the trails out of this staging area is usually available at info site in main staging area.
Dogs: assuming dogs allowed on leash – have not seen anything that says no dogs.
Trails: Most are single track and marked. The blue and green markers will take you to the Harmony Deli and are fairly easy trails. The red trail has a few hills and is a little more technical. Footing is good but can get a bit slippery during wet weather. Bikes are allowed on some of the trails and they go fast, be aware!
Water: bring your own
Restroom facilities: one port a potty at main staging area – only available during the summer – provided by Gold County Trails Council
Other info: Can ride to the Harmony Ridge Deli . Many of the trees have tie rings to tie up your horse and have a bite to eat.
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Friendly reminder, be smart, do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.