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 commit 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.

Thank you BYLT Trail Adopters!

  • Alan Thiesen Trail – Mark Hotsenpiller
  • Bailey Trail – Jim Line, Peace Lutheran Church
  • Cascade Access Trail – Ray Bryars
  • Cascade Canal Trail – Jeff Dekay-Bemis
  • Deer Creek Tribute Trail System – Brian McFarren, BONC
    • Little Deer Creek Trail – Elevation 2477
    • Nisenan Bridge Section – Sierra Club’s Sierra Nevada Group
  • daspah seyo Trail –  Paul and Helen King
  • Hirschman Trail – Ryan Mason
    • Parking lot to Woods Ravine Section – County of Nevada
  • Litton Trail
    • Paved Section – Amee Medeiros and Joseph D. Riley
    • Eskaton Section – Karen Wallack-Eisen and the HILLAGAINS
  • Loma Rica Trail – Mike Haire
  • Miners Trail – BONC
  • Narrow Gauge Trail – Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
  • Orene-Wetherall Trail – Kent Cooper
  • Rattlesnake Trail – Rattlesnake Neighborhood Association
  • Wildflower Trail – Bill Lawrence
  • Yewei’im Bom Trail – Rick Berry
  • Yuba Drop Trail – Hiking for Good
  • 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!

  • Mathis Pond
  • Rambler Trail
  • Trabucco Trail
  • Hirschman Trail: Woods Ravine to Trail End Section

Contact Trails Stewardship Coordinator, Shaun Clarke at or 530-272-5994 x 203, for more information.