The area around the Yuba River Inn offers a diverse array of year-round activities, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The inn serves as a perfect home-base for your daily adventures, providing you with a serene and comfortable retreat after a day of fun and excitement. Whether you're seeking summer adventures or winter escapades, the region's diverse offerings promise a memorable and rejuvenating stay.

Mountain Biking

Explore the many scenic trails surrounding Sierra City on a mountain bike, immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.


The Yuba River, renowned for its fishing, offers an angler's paradise. Cast your line for trout or steelhead and enjoy the tranquility of the riverbanks.

Boating and Rafting

Enjoy the nearby lakes for boating and experience the thrill of rafting on the Yuba River, surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the region.

Gold Panning

Relive the gold rush era with gold-panning activities, tapping into the region’s rich history and, if you’re lucky, going home with a bit of treasure yourself.

Horseback Riding

In another throwback to an earlier time, connect with nature from an “elevated” perspective as you explore the trails on horseback.


Sierra City is a hiker's paradise, with an almost endless network of trails catering to all skill levels. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging ascent, you’ll find the landscape around you captivating.

Bird Watching

The diverse ecosystems surrounding Sierra City make it a haven for birdwatchers. Keep your binoculars handy and you’ll see a wide variety of bird species.

Wildlife Viewing and Photography

As you explore the landscape around the Yuba River Inn, you’ll experience many photo-worthy moments with the diverse range of wildlife that inhabit the forest. You never know when you’ll cross paths with a deer or an eagle, or a fox, so keep your camera handy!

Lakeside Enjoyment

With an incredible 30 clean and beautiful lakes not far from the inn, you can engage in an array of lakeside activities, including picnicking and swimming, or simply taking in the beauty of the view.


Nearby Graeagle, Blairsden, Clio, and Gold Mountain offer world-class golf courses, providing a place for this relaxing outdoor activity against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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