Trail Stewardship

Trails…The Arteries of Cycling!

Support Our Trail Stewardship

September 2014: YBONC wins the USA Cycling/IMBA Trail Tune Up Grant! We are grateful to both organizations as this will allow us to continue building and maintaining trail in Nevada County.

YBONC’s 2014 Trail Stewardship Projects

1. BONC-Grouse Fest – Project: Crooked Lakes Trail Re-Route.

We 4WD caravan in from Lindsay Lake to upper Rock Lake, then hike to start of pin flagged marked trail.  This re-route takes trail to a beautiful vista point above Shotgun Lake.  Free camping at Lindsay Lake CG, first come basis, (Jet will reserve campsites for volunteers earlier in the week).
SPD will be donating sandwiches for Sep13-SAT, sooo please register at BONC website link below for lunch counts by SEP 8th-Monday.
Sep 12 Fri – Set up campsite
Sep 13 Sat –  BIG Trailwork Day
Sep 14 Sun – Repeat Saturday if trail work not completed
Sep 15 Mon – Rides
Sep 16 Tues – More Rides
Sign-Up Day DETAILS is at this link: (http://www NULL.bonc NULL.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=230552&item_id=363508)

We ideally would like a BIG SHOWING on Saturday so hopefully Sunday we can just have pedal fun on trails….please be on time (ya, look who’s yaking), bring food, water, etc.
If there is anyone driving up Saturday morning and can pick-up volunteer lunches 7am at Nevada City SPD, please let Jet know.
Remember……..Pack It In / Pack It Out !!!
2. Oct 12 Sat – United Trails Work Day, Project is NEW Connector Trail from Alpha Rd. to Skillman CG, and yes, NEW trail ends at HWY20 to access Pioneer Trail !

DETAILS to come….Jet and Reyosei will be BQ something for lunches.


Past Projects

Scott’s Flat Lake Trail Project, Finished Spring 2013
This USFS/NID trail project re-routes a user created trail with multi-user trail groups such as Bear Yuba Land Trust, Bicyclists of Nevada County, Forest Trails Alliance, and Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County Foundation. Trail will serve as a connector trail from NID’s Scott’s Flat Lake Campground to USFS Historical Pioneer Trail and vista points of Scott’s Flat Lake.

Crooked Lakes Area, Two Trail Section Re-Routes, Starts 09/15/12 (see attached map) :
This USFS trail project has two re-route sections, adjacent to Grouse Lakes Area.  Two designated spike camps for volunteers, one camp on north side of Upper Rock Lake, and the second camp on northeast side of Penner Lake.  Base camp is scheduled at PG&E group campsite in Bear Valley, near Bowman Lake Rd. and CA-20.  Once completed, this will make an awesome and improved trail loop for the Grouse Lakes area.  The same multi-user trail groups from the Scott’s Flat Project will be involved.
Unified Trails Work Day, Fall 2013:
This is organized by FS Recreation Dept, Yuba River Ranger District with many multi-user groups collaborating:
  • Bear Yuba Land Trust (Local Land Trust)
  • Bicyclists of Nevada County (Mountain Biking, Nevada County)
  • Gold Country Trails Council (Equestrian)
  • Nevada County Woods Riders (Motorcyclists)
  • Youth Bicyclistis of Nevada County Foundaion (Youth Mountain Biking)
    • Nevada Union High School MTB Team

View of Scotts Flat Reservoir

Scotts Flat Trail Project (formerly Scotts Drop)

We are excited to have participated in a multi organization alliance to reroute the old Scotts Drop Trail from the Pioneer Trail to Scotts Flat Reservoir. It is a 4+ mile multi-use (human powered) trail.

Map of Proposed Scotts Flat Trail (click for larger image)

Participating Organizations:

  • Bear Yuba Land Trust (http://www NULL.nevadacountylandtrust
  • Bicyclists of Nevada County (http://bonc (BONC)
  • Forest Trails Alliance (http://foresttrailsalliance (FTA)
  • Nevada Irrigation District (NID)
  • US Forest Service

2011 Unified Trails Day

Trail Work Photos (http://www NULL.robertnlowe!i=1519296870&k=PnNJ72x)

This was a successful trail work day with 54 adults and 41 youths volunteering.   Re-route on Towle Mill Loop Trail, and trail maintenance on Hallelujah Trail.  Furthest volunteer traveled 120 miles.
Participating multi-user groups include:
  • Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC)
  • FATRAC (from Auburn & Sacramento)
  • Forest Trails Alliance (FTA)
  • Gold Country Trails Council (GCTC)
  • Nevada County Woods Riders
  • Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County Foundation (YBONC):
    • Nevada Union High School MTB Team
    • Union Hill Elementary MTB Club

2010 Loma Rica Ranch Trail System

Loma Rica Ranch Trail Project was a complex project, involving City of Grass Valley, the private land owner, and multi-user groups.  A big “Thank You” to Forest Trails Alliance (http://foresttrailsalliance for donating trail construction time and equipment for cutting trail base and design, Ascent Construction, the land managment for allowing use to implement trails in Loma Rica Ranch designated open areas of development plan, and for all the volunteers of our many local trail user groups.  This was YBONC’s first Trail Stewardship Program project.  California Trails and Greenways Foundation presented 2010 merit awards to both FTA and YBONC organizations. It is on private land and only usable with permission.

Check out a video by Robert Lowe Photography during two 2010 workdays:


Some of our partners in building local trail:

  • Bear Yuba Land Trust
  • Bureau of Land Management Trail Support
  • Bicyclists of Nevada County
  • Forest Trails Alliance
  • Gold Country Trails Council
  • Nevada Union High School Mountain Bike Team
  • Nevada Irrigation District
  • US Forest Service