Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) first teamed up in 2017 to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail and explore miles of hiking opportunities found in their own backyard.
Started by Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis in 2014, the 52 Hike Challenge has become a global movement inspiring individuals to step outside their comfort zone in order to hike 52 times in one year, or an average of once a week. The start of a new year is the perfect time to sign up for the 52 Hike Challenge. Hikers can begin in January, by signing up for hikes or selecting hikes on their own.
Hikers are encouraged to share their stories and read the inspiring stories of others participating in the hike challenge. This can be done via social media on the 52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County Chapter Facebook group or by emailing stories and photos to: 52HikeChallengeNevadaCounty@