52 Hike Challenge – Nevada County Chapter
Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) are teaming up in 2017 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 #52HikeChallenge2017 on Instagram or Twitter hikers can become part of the larger, national movement, 52HikeChallenge community.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Starting January 2017, 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.
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
All Trails – a superb app and website with lists of hiking trails
Sierra Club – Sierra Nevada Chapter
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
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