Wild & Scenic Excursions

*SOLD OUT* Indigenous Walk on Deer Creek – Saturday, 1pm on Tribute Trail

  • Meet at bench in front of Miners Foundry on Spring Street.
  • Nature and the human spirit are resilient. That is the timeless theme of this unforgettable three-mile walk and talk along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. It’s a place where the local Nisenan thrived before the Gold Rush era decimated the Tribe, the land, the plants, and animals on which they subsisted. Today, nature and the original people continue to hold on. Hiking for Good founder Laura Petersen will lead hikers into forest to learn about the medicinal and edible plants found along the way. At the “Angkula Seo” suspension bridge, Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Spokesperson Shelly Covert will share language, song, and stories. Shelly will share about interpretive sites and a Nisenan Garden. Bring water, sturdy walking shoes, and layered clothing (dress for the weather!).
  • FREE, RSVP required (SOLD OUT)


*SOLD OUT* Venture Out with Perry Cohen – Sunday, 1pm on Hirschman’s Pond Trail

  • Meet Perry outside the Vets Hall after the Sunday Morning film session (ending at 12:45pm) and together walk from town to the trailhead.
  • Join Perry Cohen (Founder of The Venture Out Project, a nonprofit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors) for a midday hike. We’ll hike for about 1.5 hours and will make sure that along the way there is plenty of opportunity to talk with others on the hike, stop for photos, snacks, and rest and enjoy the beauty of Nevada City. The hike is open to everyone. We’ll be hiking 1 mile on the trail, with an elevation change of less than 150’, and the terrain is easy. Please be sure to bring water, snacks, sunscreen and a rain/warm coat. Capacity: 30 people so that we can minimize our impact on the land, first come first served.
  • FREE, RSVP required (SOLD OUT)