Sac Bee names Independence Trail its top trail for 2013

“Tops on the list for 2013 is the Independence Trail, north of Nevada City,” the Sacramento Bee writes in today’s edition. “You might just pass the trailhead by as you wend your way along Highway 49. But do yourself a favor and stop for a 3- to 4-mile, out-and-back jaunt amid the fragrant cedar and ponderosa pines and the shadows cast by the twisted madrone and live oak. Late naturalist John Olmsted and friends built the trail themselves, taking an old flume trail and leveling and compacting the dirt so that those using wheelchairs or those too frail for jagged paths can experience nature. It is the very definition of win-win for outdoor lovers of all abilities.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Sac Bee names Independence Trail its top trail for 2013”

  1. The Independence Trail is a model to be emulated throughout the foothills. Cities, counties, special districts, and appropriate state and federal agencies should initiate specific plans for making publicly-owned open spaces, parkland, and natural areas more accessible for physically challenged people. Our growing senior population deserves the opportunity to enjoy more fully the outdoor amenities we all cherish.

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