This is a fantastic trail just off Hwy 20 outside of Nevada City. Out and back through lush forest and valley that stays nice and cool. We can go 3 or 4 miles out and turn around.
Coming from Nevada City, the turnoff is on the right, 8.1 miles past the Old 5 Mile House. Shortly after passing the White Cloud Campground/Ranger Station, look for a "Scenic Overlook 1000'" sign; turn right onto the gravel road immediately after that. If you see the overlook on your left, you've gone too far. The gravel road takes you about a half mile to a large parking area.
BRING WATER - there is none at the trailhead, and no cell service either.