Only a mile from the heart of downtown Nevada City, the Hirschman Trail, located at the foot of Cement Hill Road is wheelchair accessible for the first 0.4 miles and ideal for families with younger children.
“The Hirschman trail is a delight to hike any time of the year, but in the fall, after we have a few light rains, and the foliage begins to turn is a great time to hike the trail. A stop at Hirschman Pond provides an opportunity to see a variety of waterfowl that are migrating from their summer homes to winter habitat,” said Bear Yuba Land Trust Trails Coordinator Bill Haire.
Named after the Hirschman brothers, pioneer miners and merchants of the area, the lovely Hirschman’s Pond is the centerpiece of this trail. West of the pond the trail narrows and meanders through oak woodlands, pines, and grasslands.
Visit Bear Yuba Land Trust’s online Trails Portal for maps, detailed descriptions and directions to trailheads. http://www.bylt.org/trail/hirschman-trail/