Summer Star Hike Challenge

2nd Annual Celebration of Trails Summer Star Hike Challenge
A Fundraiser for Bear Yuba Land Trust

June 1 – 23, 2024
Trails across Nevada & Yuba Counties

Hike for the stars and support local trails with BYLT’s second annual Summer Star Hike Challenge! This year’s hike challenge offers increased opportunity for participation, with hike challenges for a wider range of mobility; three separate raffles to increase odds of winning amazing prizes; and more stars by which to challenge yourself and discover something new! We’re talking 19 stars along 18 local trails.

Pre-registration for this event is required: registration is $25 per person, $15 for participants under 18. All registrations include entry into the Summer Star Hike Challenge, a 2024 Summer Star Hike Challenge T-shirt (sizes subject to availability), and a Star Map to help locate the stars. All proceeds from the Star Hike Challenge support the programs and mission of Bear Yuba Land Trust.

 


 

HOW IT WORKS
Pre-register online to hike in one of the three categories: Bear, Yuba General, Yuba Youth.

BEAR: All Persons Accessible Trails
5 stars hidden along 5 local trails (All Persons Accessible Trails are defined as wheelchair accessible)

YUBA: General Admission / Youth
Includes the 5 stars in the Bear category plus an additional 14 stars for a total of 19 stars hidden along 18 local trails

  1. During the registration process, you will choose the desired hike challenge for you and any family members.
     
  2. From June 1 -23, use the Star Map you receive with registration to visit as many different star locations as possible.
     
  3. A QR code will accompany each star on the trail. Scan the QR code and fill in your information on the form to submit your entry. Each star you find and submit equals one entry into the raffle. (If you do not have service, take a photo of the QR code and place your entry when you return to an area with service.) 
     
  4. The more stars you find, the greater the chances to win one of many exciting raffle prizes! There are three separate raffles, one for each category of entry: Bear, Yuba General, Yuba Youth (under 18). You will be entered into the raffle corresponding with your category. Raffle winners will be drawn at our Celebration of Trails Street Party on Saturday, June 29, 4-8pm on Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City. You do not need to be present to win. Click HERE for a list of raffle prizes.
     
  5. For bonus entries into the raffle drawing, take a selfie with each star and tag BYLT with #summerstarhikechallenge (participant’s social media account must be set to public or we will not be able to see your tagged photos).
    Facebook: @bearyuba
    Instagram: @bearyubalandtrust
     
  6. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on June 23. Entries after this time will not be counted. 
     
  7. Mark your calendar for the Celebration of Trails Street Party on Saturday, June 29, 4-8pm and come out and celebrate with your fellow hikers! The event will be held along Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, with live music from Suika T, hike challenge awards, Summer Star Hike Challenge raffle drawing, and more! This is also a great opportunity to pick up your Summer Star Hike Challenge t-shirt. 


REGISTER FOR THE SUMMER STAR HIKE CHALLENGE

REGISTER

Adult registration- $25 per person

Youth registration (under 18) – $15 per person

All registrations include entry into the Summer Star Hike Challenge, a 2024 Summer Star Hike Challenge T-shirt (size subject to availability), and a Star Map to help locate the stars.

Please email info@bylt.org with any questions. Happy hiking!


 

We’d like to thank the artists at Neighborhood Center of the Arts for their inspired and brilliant star design! We are so excited to share their artistry with you out on the trails!

 


THANK YOU TO OUR CELEBRATION OF TRAILS SPONSORS:

  • BONC
  • NV5
  • Sierra Gold Parks Foundation
  • Nevada County
  • Gold Miners Inn
  • COHOUSING SOLUTIONS
  • City of Nevada City
  • Caseywood
  • Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
  • California Humanities
  • McSweeny & Associates