Alan Thiesen Trail

Well known and loved by locals around Alta Sierra, this trail loops through a small nature preserve on a hill with a park-like forest, small meadows, and some nice views.

Bailey Trail

This short trail follows the Grass Valley irrigation ditch in the Alta Hill area of Grass Valley offering a nearly level, vehicle-free route for exercise or a neighborhood stroll.

Memorial Park Trail

An easy 0.8 mile ramble between a popular city park and the historic heart of Empire Mine State Park.

Narrow Gauge Trail

This is a well-used local trail running through pastoral countryside north of Chicago Park. It follows the route of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad including a short section where original earthen berms for tracks are still visible.

Nevada County Government Center Trails

Nevada County Government Center has several nice places to walk, stroll, or ride a bike plus a park with historic pond, piers and a picnic area. The trail system links downtown Nevada City with the Hirschman Pond.

Orene Wetherall Trail

A refreshing out-and-back side trip with some great views, branching off the popular Cascade Canal trail on Banner Mountain east of Nevada City.

Park and Walk Trail

Community built, the trail allows families to walk to school along a pretty stretch alongside Mt. Olive Rd.

Rambler Trail

This 0.8 mile out-and-back trail is located on BYLT’s 35-acre Clover Valley Preserve near Alta Sierra. Look for the trail’s namesake, a rusting sky blue 1964 Rambler, before reaching the trail’s end by South Wolf Creek.

Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

The iconic landmark just north of town is now an open space preserve easily accessible from town. An excellent trail to the top, following the grade of an old road, is open for community enjoyment.

Western Gateway Fitness Trail

If you’re looking for a quiet loop walk, run or bike ride then be sure to check out the Fitness Trail in the woods west of the landscaped central area.

Yewei’im Bom Trail

This one-mile exterior loop trail at BYLT’s Burton Homestead was completed in the spring of 2016. It traverses a variety of landscapes such as meadow, chaparral, mixed conifer forest and wetland habitat. The Burton Homestead is also home to Sierra Harvest’s, Food Love Project organic garden, 4 Elements Earth Education who runs the Fox Walker program, and Pata Panaka the Tsi- Akim Maidu Cultural Center.