Trail Manager: Bear Yuba Land Trust Preserve Trail | Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / (530) 272-5994
Length: 0.8 mile out-and-back
Altitude Change: 80′
Trail Surface: Natural Earth
Rules: Non-motorized, foot and bike only. Dogs on leash. No smoking or camping.
Trailhead: From Highway 49, take McKnight exit, Grass Valley and turn onto Dog Bar Road. Travel on Dog Bar Road for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Carrie Drive, travel for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Gary Way for 0.2 mile. Turn left onto Brewer Road for 1.5 miles. Just past the school on the right, look for Clover Valley Road on the left. Go 0.1 mile to the crest of the hill and the trailhead will be on the right. Park in the dirt shoulder of Clover Valley Road next to the Preserve sign.
Trail Facts: This 0.8 mile out-and-back trail is located on Bear Yuba Land Trust’s 35-acre Clover Valley Preserve near the community of Alta Sierra. Look for the trail’s namesake, an old rusting sky blue 1964 Rambler, before reaching the trail’s end near the edge of South Wolf Creek. In December 2014, the Bach family – owners of the property since the 1970s – generously donated the land to BYLT for the purpose of protecting the land from development forever. Visitors of the Rambler Trail will have the opportunity to explore Clover Valley Preserve, a lovely example of an oak and mixed conifer forest. Built by hardworking volunteers and opened during the winter of 2015, the trail offers a pleasant walk along gentle switchbacks on a sunny slope. South Wolf Creek bisects the length of the landscape, providing habitat for aquatic and terrestrial life.