OverviewDescriptionGetting ThereFacilitiesSpaulding Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Nevada City, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. ReviewsPhotosTracksShare your experience to help other people learn more about this trail:Write ReviewUpload PhotosUpload TracksRick Tomlinson (146)2 years ago3 Completed3 ReviewsEver wish you can get the solitude of a 20 mile trek in without the mileage? Well that's what this trail offers. Bar none, my favorite local backpacking destination. We've camped here on Memorial Day weekend and still only ran into maybe 3 other backpackers. It is super easy to hike into, only 3.6 miles with a gain of only 600 feet. And the lake is gorgeous with perfect temperatures for swimming, plenty of great fishing and even a freshwater spring to refill canteens. Bring mosquito repellant though because the little buggers are in full force in late summer!Matt Belben (3612)2 years ago56 Completed35 ReviewsA nice walk along the lake into the Grouse Ridge area, the trail doesn't really go anywhere in particular. You can take it up to Split and Fordyce Falls or continue on to the network of trails further on. In either case it's a good idea to bring a topo map, the trail was fairly hard to follow last time we did it in November. The only real destination you can do in a day is the falls, and in that case make sure to leave early, I'll get a picture if I ever make it there.