Bear Yuba Land Trust, The Friendship Club and Folk Trails Hiking Club have teamed up once again to celebrate the national event Hike Like A Girl Weekend, May 4 & 5, to encourage females of all ages to walk or hike this weekend and every day.   You can either join Folk Trails Hiking Club for a hike on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, Saturday, May 4 at 8:30-11am, or get your friends together for a hike or head out on a solo ramble on a local trail, it doesn't matter, everyone is encouraged to participate!  Founded by Teresa Baker of African American National Parks Event, Hike Like A Girl also aims to unite participants by sharing their experiences on social media using the hashtag  #HikeLAG2019 . When you use the hashtag on your photos you will also be entered into a giveaway for cool gear from our sponsors - Marmot, Vasque, She Explores, American Hiking Society, and Granite Gear.   On Saturday, May 4, 8:30-11am Folk Trails Hiking Club will lead a hike along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in downtown Nevada City. Please meet in front of KVMR at Bridge and Spring Streets. Hikers can park downtown in metered parking or in the 4-hour public lots. We will follow the trail downstream to the new suspension bridge across the creek and then through the quiet neighborhood of Piety Hill and back to downtown.   Later that afternoon at 3pm at The Friendship Club, 200 Litton Drive, near BriarPatch, we will be hosting an Ice Cream Social for participants to meet, talk about their hikes, plan new hikes, socialize and have fun!   Local hikes on Bear Yuba Land Trust trails to try!  Cascade Canal & Orene Wetherall Loop  https://www.bylt.org/trail/orene-wetherall-trail/   Independence Trail  https://www.bylt.org/trail/independence-trail-west/   Yuba Rim Trail  https://www.bylt.org/trail/yuba-rim-trail/   Black Swan Trail  https://www.bylt.org/trail/black-swan-trail/   Find a trail near you using the BYLT Trails Portal   https://www.bylt.org/trails/   For more information email jesselocks@gmail.com

Bear Yuba Land Trust, The Friendship Club and Folk Trails Hiking Club have teamed up once again to celebrate the national event Hike Like A Girl Weekend, May 4 & 5, to encourage females of all ages to walk or hike this weekend and every day.

You can either join Folk Trails Hiking Club for a hike on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, Saturday, May 4 at 8:30-11am, or get your friends together for a hike or head out on a solo ramble on a local trail, it doesn't matter, everyone is encouraged to participate!

Founded by Teresa Baker of African American National Parks Event, Hike Like A Girl also aims to unite participants by sharing their experiences on social media using the hashtag #HikeLAG2019. When you use the hashtag on your photos you will also be entered into a giveaway for cool gear from our sponsors - Marmot, Vasque, She Explores, American Hiking Society, and Granite Gear.

On Saturday, May 4, 8:30-11am Folk Trails Hiking Club will lead a hike along the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in downtown Nevada City. Please meet in front of KVMR at Bridge and Spring Streets. Hikers can park downtown in metered parking or in the 4-hour public lots. We will follow the trail downstream to the new suspension bridge across the creek and then through the quiet neighborhood of Piety Hill and back to downtown.

Later that afternoon at 3pm at The Friendship Club, 200 Litton Drive, near BriarPatch, we will be hosting an Ice Cream Social for participants to meet, talk about their hikes, plan new hikes, socialize and have fun!

Local hikes on Bear Yuba Land Trust trails to try!

Cascade Canal & Orene Wetherall Loop
https://www.bylt.org/trail/orene-wetherall-trail/

Independence Trail
https://www.bylt.org/trail/independence-trail-west/

Yuba Rim Trail
https://www.bylt.org/trail/yuba-rim-trail/

Black Swan Trail
https://www.bylt.org/trail/black-swan-trail/

Find a trail near you using the BYLT Trails Portal
https://www.bylt.org/trails/

For more information email jesselocks@gmail.com


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HISTORY HIKES WITH OUTSIDE INN/INN TOWN CAMPGROUND

Folks Trails Hiking Club and Outside Inn/Inn Town Campground invites history and nature lovers of all-ages to join them on a series of urban hikes or “micro adventures” through historic Nevada City and its outlying neighborhoods. Led by Jesse Locks, a California Naturalist, founder of Folk Trails Hiking Club and certified in Wilderness First Aid, these hikes are perfect for both residents and visitors looking for a deeper understanding and connection to this beautiful and unique corner of the world.  

A micro adventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. Each hike varies in distance from two to four miles, but would be considered easy to moderate (Nevada City is known for its 7 Hills!).  Each hike is organized around the time of year to showcase the very best of what Nevada City has to offer. The hikes focus on subjects such as the fall colors, architecture, historic figures, cemeteries, bird watching, Deer Creek and the Tribute Trail, and much more.   

May-September the hikes begins at the Inn Town Campground, 9 Kidder Court, Nevada City and October-April they start at the Outside Inn, 575 Broad Street, Nevada City. Non-guests should park on New Mohawk Road and walk across the street to the campground, or if the hike starts at the Outside Inn, somewhere in downtown Nevada City. Please bring water, snacks if needed, proper footwear, dress in layers and of course, your camera. We’ll be walking during “magic hour” meaning perfect photos! The hike is free and open to anyone who’s interested in joining. Start times change throughout the year so check our Facebook page for more info.  

2019 Hikes

January 10 @ 3-5pm - Deer Creek Tribute Trail (winter on the trail)

February 14 @ 3-5pm - The Hills of Nevada City

March 14 @ 4-6pm - Hirschman's Pond

April 11 @ 4-6pm - Architecture of Nevada City 

May 9 @ 4-6pm - Trees of Nevada City 

June 13 @ 6-8pm - Prospect Hill, Pioneer Park & Pine Grove Cemetery 

July 11 @ 6-8pm - Deer Creek Tribute Trail (summer on the trail)

August 8 @ 6-8pm - Forged at the Foundry

September 12 @ 5-7pm - Forest Bathing with special guest leader Wander Pathways

October 10 @ 4-6pm - Fall Colors Walk

Friday, November 1 @ 3:30-6pm - Day of the Dead Hike to Historic Cemeteries co-led with Nevada County Cemetery District's Matt Melugin

December 12 @ 4-6pm - Holiday Lights Tour and Stories of Christmas' Past in Nevada County

SAVE THE DATE - FIRESIDE CHATS 2019

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52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County Chapter

Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) have teamed up for a third year to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail and explore miles of hiking opportunities  found in their own backyard.

Started by Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis in 2014, the 52 Hike Challenge has become a global movement inspiring individuals to step outside their comfort zone in order to hike 52 times in one year, or an average of once a week.


How To Connect With Other Hikers

Hikers are encouraged to share their stories and read the inspiring stories of others participating in the hike challenge.  This can be done via social media on the 52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County Facebook group and Instagram account or by emailing stories and photos to: 52HikeChallengeNevadaCounty@gmail.com

By posting on Facebook and hashtagging #52HikeChallenge2019 on Instagram or Twitter  hikers can become part of the larger, national movement,  52HikeChallenge community.  

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

Starting January 2019, hikers can sign up for hikes offered by both organizations and/or select hikes on their own.  Hikes can range from beginner to advance, one mile to 15+ miles, flat to several thousands of feet in elevation gain.  Hikes can also be repeated more than once. 

Click here for upcoming hikes with BYLT.

Click here for upcoming hikes with FTHC.

Click here to join the 52 Hike Challenge Facebook Page

Throughout the year, these sites will be updated. Participants are strongly encouraged to check back monthly for updates or join the group’s mailing list for upcoming reminders on hikes.  Shoot an email here to be added to the 52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County mailing list.  

How To Keep Track of Your Hikes

Download the trail log form here to keep track of your hikes.


Other Local Hiking Resources

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All Trails – a superb app and website with lists of hiking trails

Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society 

Sierra Club – Sierra Nevada Chapter 

Outlandish Experiences - Local adventures in Nevada County

The River: Hiking Trails and History of the South Fork of the Yuba River (2008), and Yuba Trails 1 & 2 (1993, 2001), by local author, archeologist and historian, Hank Meals

Mountain Recreation - Nevada County's go to for hiking gear