NatureFest 2021

Bear Yuba Land Trust Presents:

Saturday, April 24, 2021  8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for the First Annual NatureFest! Grab the family and head outside for a day full of self-guided fun and activities! We’ll be set up at four local trailheads to pass out activities and ideas to help you explore nature and enjoy the outdoors! This event is free!


Participate at one of four trails in the community: Alan Thiesen Trail (at Adam Ryan Wildlife Preserve in Alta Sierra), Wolf Creek Trail (near downtown Grass Valley), Litton Trail (near Sierra College in Grass Valley) or Cascade Canal Trail (on Banner Mountain in Nevada City). Please only register for one trailhead. 

All participants will automatically be entered to win a raffle prize and the first 25 participants to register at each trailhead will receive a limited edition Nature Goodie Bag! All participants will receive a Nature Journal, Pencil and Scavenger Hunt as well as additional goodies for self-guided nature fun! We’ll also have a Coupon Book for discounts at local youth and outdoor shops.

If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact Felicia Dunn at or (530) 272-5994 x 207.

(Hover over photos below to see trail name and link for registration)

  • Alan Thiesen Trail
  • Wolf Creek Trail
  • Cascade Canal Trail
  • Litton Trail

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*Please note: there is no bathroom at the trailheads. Please bring your own water bottles.*

Alan Thiesen Trail: Meet us at the main trailhead and parking lot located at the intersection of Dog Bar Road and Alta Sierra Drive. This trail is located on BYLT’s Adam Ryan Wildlife Preserve. Park in the trailhead parking lot and look for the BYLT Booth.


Wolf Creek Trail: Meet us at the Northstar Mining Museum parking lot at the corner of Mill St. and Allison Ranch Rd. in Grass Valley.  Look for the BYLT Booth located near Wolf Creek.


Cascade Canal Trail: Meet us at the Cascade Canal Access Trail Parking Lot located off of Gracie Road in Nevada City. Park in the main parking lot and look for the BYLT Booth.


Litton Trail: Meet us at the trailhead located on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley just before the roundabout. Park along the roadway and look for the BYLT Booth on the paved section of the trail off Sierra College Drive near the bus stop.


COVID-19 Guidelines: This event will be self-guided and held outside in nature. Please practice physical distancing when checking into the event and wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. 


Everyone who registers for the event is automatically entered to win a free raffle prize! Additional raffle tickets will be awarded with completion and submission of the NatureFest activity card.















Check back in to see more Raffle Prizes! 

Thank you to our generous local businesses for donating raffle items!

| Gray Goose | Kiya’s Naturals | Native Wren |

| Earth Store | Mountain Pastimes |

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