This 1-Mile Hike In Northern California Is Full Of Jaw-Dropping Natural Pools

If you’ve done a lot of exploring around Nevada County then you’ve likely come across the famous Independence Trail near Nevada City. The trail is one of the most popular in the area for its outstanding bridge views and ADA-accessility. However, few people realize there is an offshoot of the trail that leads you to the most gorgeous natural pools. Whether you’re looking for a place to take a cool dip or simply a spot to relax away from the crowds, this short and sweet hike will lead you to the perfect place.

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Did you know about these natural pools hiding out near the Independence Trail? What’s your favorite place to find natural pools in our state? Tell us your thoughts below! Check out similiar destinations to this one by looking at our list of The 7 Best Swimming Holes In Northern California.