IN THE FIELD: Fungi Walk

IN THE FIELD: Fungi Walk

Yuba Rim Trail

Saturday, Feb 11th

9:00am – 1:00pm


Join us in partnering with California Native Plant Society for a walk full of fungi! Shane Hanofee will be leading a hike at the Yuba Rim Trail identifying mushrooms, lichens and much more. This hike is rated as moderate and welcome to all myco-enthusiasts.  Please come dressed for the weather, bring a pocket knife and hand lens if you have one. Water and snacks.

About Yuba Rim Trail: Opened officially to the public in 2015, this trail offers views of snow-capped peaks, views of the confluence of the Middle Yuba River and North Yuba River, and a moderately challenging hike. The views along the ridge are fantastic and you can see the rock quarry used to build Bullards Bar in the 1960s and Saddleback Mountain and Fir Cap to the Northeast. Volunteers devoted more than 200 hours building the trail with help from CALFIRE Washington Ridge crews and a young enthusiastic team from Americorps. The Land Trust worked with federal agencies like Bureau of Land Management, Tahoe National Forest and Plumas National Forest. The trail incorporates old logging skid roads. The area we know today as Rice’s Crossing Preserve was always a place of significance for the Nisenan people. Native plant species like red bud, tan oak, honeysuckle, madrone, Ceanothus, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and dogwood line the trail’s edge. Always hike with a buddy on the Yuba Rim Trail. This is wild country alive with mountain lions, bears and rattlesnakes. Lots of poison oak.

Location Information: From Nevada City, take Highway 49 towards Camptonville, turn left on Marysville Road and cross over the Bullards Bar Dam. Rice’s Crossing Preserve is located 1.3 miles from the dam. Park in the turnout on the left, across from the quarry by the large white sign above the meadow. The trailhead begins at the large rock boulders next to the white sign, look for a Yuba Rim Trail sign at the bottom of the hill at the edge of the meadow.Contact Aleena Church, if you have any questions.

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!