Adopt-a-Trail

Get involved with your favorite trail

Would you like to “adopt” a trail? Bear Yuba Land Trust welcomes individuals or groups who want to make a commitment to help maintain a trail or a section of trail on an ongoing basis.

What is required?

A commitment to visit the adopted trail twice a month to monitor trail conditions. Minor maintenance, such as pruning brush, branches, and berry vines, or removal of down limbs, loose rock, and litter is required. Volunteers are responsible for reporting major problems, including large obstructions, such as fallen trees, as well as damage to signs or benches. After completing six months of trail care, a sign is posted, honoring the volunteer as caretaker of that trail.

Ray Bryars - Cascade Canal Access Trail
Ray Bryars – Cascade Canal Access Trail

Thanks to our local heroes who have Adopted Trails!

  • Rambler Trail – Michael Hooker and Leslie Sancier
  • Black Swan Trail – Dan Heibel
  • Yuba Rim Trail – Michael Smith and Brennan Johnston
  • Environs Loop Trail – Tony and Margaret Zweig
  • Litton Trail – Fatal Paint
  • Cascade Canal Trail – Susan D. Sanders
  • Cascade Access Trail – Ray Bryars
  • Loma Rica Trail – Mike Haire
  • Alan Thiesen Trail – John Keefe
  • Orene-Wetherall Trail – Joe Abrell
  • Rattlesnake Trail – Rattlesnake Neighborhood Association
  • Hirschman Trail – Tom Grundy, Geolyn Carvin, Sierra Care Physicians, BONC
  • Woods Ravine Spur Trail – Brian Evans
  • Bailey Trail – Donn and Lisa Thane
  • Narrow Gauge Trail – Carol Haynes
  • Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Brian McFarren
  • Independence Trail – Warren Wittich

Orphan Trails…

  • Yuba Rim Trail – This trail has been adopted, but it needs more help!
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