Saturday, September 10

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Join us for our 5K Fun Run at Cascade Canal Trail in Nevada City. This trail is a moderate/mostly flat trail that is suitable for all levels and runs adjacent to BYLT’s Woodpecker Preserve. All ticket proceeds support local trails. Sierra TrailBlazers Running Club will be helping with the lead and sweep for the race. 

$10 BYLT Members / $15 Public


ABOUT CASCADE CANAL: This popular trail offers an almost level walk along a peaceful canal through a forest with many Douglas firs and dogwoods.  At 3200′ elevation, it is a bit higher and cooler than many local trails. One of the best viewpoints along the entire canal trail is about 0.2 mile east of the Orene Wetherall trailhead, where there is a red sluice gate across the canal (this is also where the Woodpecker Way access trail meets the canal trail.)  Here you can look out through thinned forest and see downtown Nevada City and distant ridges beyond. The white spire of St. Canice church and the bulk of the Nevada County courthouse are the most obvious landmarks visible in the town. If you go a short way up the Woodpecker Way access trail you will find a great bench where you can enjoy this view. Learn More


IN THE FIELD is our monthly event series led by naturalists, scientists, local historians, land stewardship partners, and our own BYLT staff and board. Attendees can expect to learn more about the protected lands in our community.

From guided and themed hikes on our 45+ miles of local trails to behind-the-scenes tours of our nature preserves and open spaces, you won’t want to miss IN THE FIELD!

Group size is small and space limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Everyone is welcome! “In the Field” events are open to the public with special discounts for BYLT members. Not a member? Join today!