Well known and loved by locals around Alta Sierra, this trail loop features a hill with a park-like forest, small meadows, and some nice views. The conservation and trail easements that made this preserve possible were a gift of Alta Brewer, daughter of early rancher George Brewer. The trail is named after her husband and the preserve after her son.
As an added bonus, we’ll check out BYLT’s community pollinator garden and nearby Mathis Pond.
From Highway 49 in Grass Valley, take the McKnight Way exit. From East McKnight Way, go 2 miles south on La Barr Meadows Road, stay left on Dog Bar Road and go another 1.8 miles to the intersection of Alta Sierra Drive. Trailhead is located at the intersection of Dog Bar Road and Alta Sierra Drive.
Distance: 1-mile loop
Elevation change: 160 feet