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East Independence Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 252' 77 m
Descent: -261' -80 m
High: 1,554' 474 m
Low: 1,502' 458 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A great trail if you want to spend a couple hours enjoying the outdoors.

Alex McKenzie

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Runner Notes

This trail is popular, so watch out for hikers.

Description

Like the Independence Trail West, the East Trail follows the gentle gradient of an old mining ditch and is wheelchair accessible for one mile. It offers occasional views of the South Yuba River canyon and passes seasonal side streams and bogs. Tree cover and a generally northerly orientation keep the trail relatively cool and green for its 1400-1500 foot elevation. Along the trail are two picnic tables, several benches, and several wooden bridges that have replaced the flumes of yore. At 2 miles, the trail ends at Excelsior Ditch Camp Road. At that point, it connects to more rugged trails that lead to swimming holes along the river.

For complete description, see the Bear Yuba Land Trust Trail Portal Page: bylt.org/trail/independence…

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Aug 27, 2018
Glenn Mountain Runner
Great cool morning run, very flat trail run

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