BYLT’s 1st Annual Hike-A-Thon for Trails

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Let’s Celebrate Trails! 1st Annual Hike-A-Thon

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) invites the community to help raise $10,000for local trails during the 1st Annual Celebration of Trails Hike-A-Thon Saturday, June 2 along the future Pines-to-Mines Trail in Nevada County.  

Participants will hike five miles, starting just south of White Cloud Campground off Hwy 20 along the Pioneer Trail and future Pines to Mines Trail and finish at Ol’ Republic Brewery’s new Roadhouse (old 5 Mile House), raising money for trails with each step.

The campaign’s overall goal is to raise $10,000 for maintaining and building Nevada County trails.

The vision of the future multi-use Pines to Mines Trail is a 72-mile trail linking the towns of Nevada City and Truckee by using existing trail systems. Bear Yuba Land Trust is in the early stages of working with a number of trail organizations on the development of this project that will take years of community support.

BYLT’s Hike-A-Thon is not a race. It’s a family-friendly event for people of all ages and a fun way to get outdoors and support a cause that is healthy for everyone. Yuba Bus is partnering with BYLT and will provide morning shuttles from Nevada County Government Center to the Hike-A-Thon starting point. A number of prizes are available to Hike-A-Thon participants.

At the finish line, friends, family, outdoor enthusiasts and trail lovers will cheer Hike-A-Thon participants and celebrate the rest of the day with live music, food trucks, fun activities and more.  

BYLT and a committed group of volunteers have built and maintain more than 30 miles of local trails in Nevada County such as Hirschman Trail, Deer Creek Tribute Trail and Independence Trail. A number of trail projects are in the works including Sugarloaf Mountain Trail (Nevada City), Wolf Creek Trail (in Grass Valley), Yuba Drop Trail (Yuba River access for experienced hikers) and Pines to Mines.


BYLT community members are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $25 to participate – only $5 per mile!

The more money each person raises for trails, the more fun prizes he or she is eligible for. Those who fundraise: $25 will receive a BYLT tote bag and encounter nature kit; $100 will receive a BYLT tote bag/ encounter nature kit and stainless steel cup; $200 or more will receive a BYLT tote bag and encounter nature kit, BYLT hat, stainless steel cup and set of trail cards.

The Top Two Fundraisers will be awarded sponsor prize packs and recognized during the Celebration of Trails Festival.

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Celebration of Trails Weekend is a community-wide event supported by sponsors: ol’ Republic Brewery, KVMR, Gold Miners Inn, YubaNet, Yuba Bus, BriarPatch Food Co-Op, Inn Town Campground, Mountain Recreation, Tarptent, and Folk Trails Hiking Club.

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Bear Yuba Land Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works to promote voluntary conservation of the natural, historical and agricultural legacy within the Bear and Yuba Watershed of the Sierra Nevada.  To date, BYLT has protected over 15,000 acres, built and maintains 30 miles of local trails and connected thousands of people to nature through outdoor educational programming.