Celebration of Trails Weekend 2019

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationalists and trail supporters May 31 – June 1 for Celebration of Trails, the biggest showcase of local community trails all year! Trails are one of our greatest community assets. They build strong neighborhoods and boost the local economy. Trails get us outside and close to nature for healthy exercise and spiritual renewal. It’s the annual community-supported event hosted by BYLT showcasing the wealth of trails in Nevada County for the outdoor enthusiast in all of us.

We’ll kick things off on Friday, May 31, 5-8pm at the Ol’ Republic Taproom on Argall Way in Nevada City for Ales for Trails. Stop by for a tasty beverage, music and food.  Meet fellow trail lovers and BYLT staff. You can also sign up you or your team for the Hike-A-Thon the next day!

Call your friends and tell them to meet you at Ol’ Republic Brewery‘s original Nevada City Taphouse and let’s get the trail celebration started.

On Saturday, June 1 from 10:00am-12:00pm, join us on the trail for our 2nd annual Hike-A-Thon on the Pioneer Trail, part of the future Pines to Mines Trail. Raise money for trails with every step and win prizes along the way! After, we’ll meet you at the Ol’ Republic Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House on Hwy 20) for a vendor village and festival setting with many of your favorite outdoor groups and businesses, music, food, speakers and more! Yuba Bus will provide shuttle rides all day long. Hike-A-Thon starts on the Pioneer Trail at 10 a.m and will conclude around noon at the Ol’ Republic Roadhouse, located at 18851 State Hwy 20, Nevada City, CA 95959.

Yuba Bus shuttle pickups at 9 am and 9:30 am Nevada County Rood Center.

Pre-Registration is Required to participate in the Hike-A-Thon by clicking here

Participants will hike five miles, starting just south of White Cloud Campground off Hwy 20 along the Pioneer Trail and future Pines to Mines Trail and finish at Ol’ Republic Brewery’s new Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House), raising money for trails with each step.

The campaign’s overall goal is to raise $10,000 for maintaining and building Nevada County trails.

The vision of the future multi-use Pines to Mines Trail is a 72-mile trail linking the towns of Nevada City and Truckee by using existing trail systems. Bear Yuba Land Trust is in the early stages of working with a number of trail organizations on the development of this project that will take years of community support.

BYLT’s Hike-A-Thon is not a race. It’s a family-friendly event for people of all ages and a fun way to get outdoors and support a cause that is healthy for everyone. Yuba Bus is partnering with BYLT and will provide morning shuttles from Nevada County Government Center to the Hike-A-Thon starting point. A number of prizes are available to Hike-A-Thon participants.

At the finish line, friends, family, outdoor enthusiasts and trail lovers will cheer Hike-A-Thon participants and celebrate the rest of the day with music, food, fun activities and more.

After the Hike-A-Thon, join us at the Ol’ Republic Roadhouse from 12:00pm-5:00pm to Celebrate Trails with music, food, speakers, vendor booths, maps, gear, and more. Gold Country Trails Council will bring a horse! Bicyclists of Nevada County will share info on Multi-Use Trail Etiquette; YBONC will have t-shirt painting for kids; Tahoe National Forest will provide trail maps of the Yuba River Ranger District; Sierra Club will once again bring kids games. Pacific Crest Trail Association, Forest Trails Alliance & Yuba Trails Stewardship will have trail information. Sierra Fund will have kids activities and provide educational materials on the legacy of mining, mercury in fish and how to eat fish safely. Bear Yuba Land Trust will feature Pines to Mines trail maps, cool merchandise like stainless steel cups, trucker hats, and trail cards, and info about summer events and outings.

Yuba Bus Schedule 

Shuttle to Hike-A-Thon (Pre-Registration Required here)

Pick up at popup tent Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City
(Pre-Registration Required here)
9:00 am
9:30 am
Shuttle Pick Up Times

BYLT has partnered with the Yuba Bus again this year to offer free shuttles on Saturday for hikers and attendees.  The shuttles will run between the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City to the Ol Republic Roadhouse throughout the day. Feel free to park anywhere at the Rood Center and hop on the bus located at the front of the Nevada County Government Center. Look for the BYLT tent and volunteers. Please see the schedule before.

Rood Center pickups
9am (for hikers), 9:30am (for hikers), 11:45am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm and 2:45pm
Roadhouse pickups:
11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm and 3:30pm

Interested in becoming a vendor, volunteer, or lead a hike or work day? 

Contact Felicia at felicia@bylt.org or 272-5994 ext 207. 

Volunteer at Celebration of Trails