Well known and loved by locals around Alta Sierra, this 1.2 mile loop trail winds through black oak and ponderosa pine forests and features a huge Pacific madrone tree. This Preserve was donated to BYLT by Alta Brewer, daughter of early rancher George Brewer who was one of the developers of the Alta Sierra subdivision. The trail is named after Alta’s husband and the Preserve after her son.
As an added bonus, we’ll check out BYLT’s Native Pollinator Garden and nearby Mathis Pond Preserve, home of Bev and Justin Beaver.
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 straight 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: 1.2 -mile loop
Elevation change: 160 feet