Like to Get Outdoors? Support Local Trails Today.

Get involved in your community! You can help build and maintain the nature trails you love.

With support from people like you, Bear Yuba Land Trust has built and maintains more than 35 miles of local trails that get people to beautiful forests, creeks and ponds rich with wildlife habitat and native plants. Places like Hirschman Trail, Deer Creek Tribute Trail, Black Swan Trail, and Alan Thiesen Trail are a few examples of trails built by community support. There are many more on the drawing board. Let’s make them happen!

Big projects in the works include:
•Yuba Drop Trail - A black diamond trail to the Yuba River
•Pines to Mines Trail – 82 mile trail linking the towns of Truckee and Nevada City
•Wolf Creek Trail System – A new urban trail system in Grass Valley
•Sugar Loaf Trail – A new path to the iconic view spot overlooking Nevada City
•Independence Trail – Restoration of the nation’s first wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail founded by the late Naturalist John Olmsted

Trails don’t build themselves. It takes years of hard work, planning, meetings, easements, fundraising and community involvement before the shovel hits the ground. BYLT’s expert trails team has decades of experience and works with a dedicated crew of volunteers to build and maintain trails, but the costs are ongoing to keep the trails in good working order.

That’s why we need your help. When you donate to trails, you make your community a better place to live for your friends and neighbors. Trails are used by a diversity of people - all ages, mobility levels and backgrounds, families, hikers, runners, mountain bicyclists, equestrian riders, birders, plant-lovers, artists, and more.

Together we make a difference. Join the movement, tell your friends, and donate to trails today! Every $10 builds a foot of trail!


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