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

Adopters commitment to visit their 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!

  • Alan Thiesen Trail – John Keefe, ASPOA
  • Black Swan Trail – Dan Heibel
  • Cascade Access Trail – Ray Bryars
  • Cascade Canal Trail – Susan D. Sanders
  • Deer Creek Tribute Trail – Brian McFarren, BONC
  • Environs Loop Trail – Tony and Margaret Zweig
  • Hirschman Trail – Tom Grundy, Geolyn Carvin, Sierra Care Physicians
  • Independence Trail – Warren Wittich
  • Litton Trail: Eskaton Section – Bob Anderson
  • Litton Trail: Paved Section – Amee Medeiros and Joseph D. Riley
  • Loma Rica Trail – Mike Haire
  • Miners Trail – BONC
  • Orene-Wetherall Trail – Kent Cooper
  • Rambler Trail – Michael Hooker and Leslie Sancier
  • Rattlesnake Trail – Rattlesnake Neighborhood Association
  • Wildflower Trail – Bill Lawrence
  • Yewei’im Bom Trail – Rick Berry
  • Yuba Rim Trail – Michael Smith and David Kemph

Orphan Trails

These trails need an adopter or a team of adopters to hike the trail regularly to keep it tidy and maintained!

  • Bailey Trail
  • Hirschman Trail: Pond to Indian Flat Road Section
  • Hirschman Trail: Woods Ravine Spur Section
  • Litton Trail: Sierra College Section
  • Narrow Gauge Trail
  • Trabucco Trail
  • Yuba Drop Trail

Contact Land Access Manager, Shaun Clarke at or 530-272-5994 x 203, for more information.