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.
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.
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.
Opened officially to the public in the spring of 2015, this volunteer built Land Trust trail offers views of snow-capped peaks and the confluence of the Middle Yuba River and North Yuba River with a moderately challenging 4.5 mile round trip hike with a 500-foot elevation gain.