If you come upon a rattlesnake: Back away calmly and slowly until you are far enough away that the snake cannot strike you, your pet or your child -- which is about the length of the rattlesnake. Where there is one snake, there are likely to be more.
Venturing just past Auburn taking Highway 49 towards Nevada City there is a hidden gem called Independence Trail. Turn left at Uren St. just as Highway 49 turns into Highway continue on Uren Street for a few miles. Some landmarks you will pass ar.