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Fall in Love with the Great Outdoors

by Leah Champagne

There’s no better time than the fall to plan your family or solo hiking trip in Yuba Sutter. The leaves are changing colors, temperatures will be cooling off soon (hopefully!) and wildlife are making their last appearances before settling in for winter.

If you’re looking for a quiet trail through the winding woods, then Yuba Sutter is your ideal hiking destination! Let’s take a look at three of our most popular hiking trails.

Sikh Festival

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Staying in Yuba Sutter during the month of November offers a rare opportunity to experience a one of a kind Sikh Festival. Enjoy several days of activities and the opportunity to visit the Sikh Temple offering guided tours. Come into town November 4-6th, this event is a community favorite!

Bullards Bar

Bullards Bar is a great area for all outdoor activities. You can make your basecamp in an RV or houseboat at Emerald Cove Marina or enjoy primitive camping in designated areas further up the lake. 

There are a variety of trails that follow the coastline of Collins Lake, all catering to different skill levels. They range from the one-mile 7 Ball trail to the 14.6-mile Bullards Bar trail that follows the lake through the forest. 

You can walk or to the nearest trailhead and hike different portions of multiple trails if you want to create your own adventure. The trails are marked with colored blazes to help you keep on track and find your location on the map so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.

There are some truly stunning sights on the Bullards Bar trails. You don’t want to miss this slice of Yuba Sutter beauty!

Yuba Rim Trail

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The Yuba Rim Trail is a great place to experience nature to its fullest. It’s a 5-mile out-and-back suitable for beginners with stunning views. This trail is a popular spot for birding — so bring your binoculars — and also features a few stunning mountain views along the way.

The trail itself follows a mix of single track and dirt roads through sprawling foliage so you feel completely immersed in the outdoors. It’s a peaceful hike that many seek refuge in when they want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plus, your dog can be your hiking companion if it stays on a leash.

The trailhead is in Dobbins, so you can check out the nearby Lake Francis Resort for RV, cabin, and tent camping options to enhance your outdoor weekend.  

Sutter Buttes

Don’t miss your chance to hike the world’s smallest mountain range during the best time of year. The Buttes host a variety of different hikes that range in difficulty, distance and history. 

The Buttes are unique in that you must schedule a tour to hike around. You can schedule your Middle Mountain Interpretive Hike to discover the stunning beauty and rich history of the Sutter Butters from a professional guide. This is a great outdoor option for people who love learning about the area while enjoying nature.

Although there are no primitive camping options near the Buttes, you can RV camp or enjoy a cozy room at the Harkey House B&B over in Yuba City. It’s just a 30-minute drive from the Buttes and puts you right at the heart of our local community.

Get Back to Nature

Before the holiday season ushers itself in, full of stress and worry, take the chance to enjoy a peaceful weekend in nature. Our hiking trails and outdoor areas provide the perfect getaway to find some peace of mind before life gets busy. So come enjoy the great outdoors in Yuba Sutter!

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