Grass Valley, CA May 15, 2009 – On Saturday, June 6 community members will enjoy the second annual Nevada County Celebration of Trails. Events will include a series of hosted trail rides, walks, and other activities throughout the day, between 10:00 am and noon. At 12:30 pm, everyone is invited to a community event held in the parking area of Twin Cities Church in Grass Valley to share trails information and hear exciting announcements of new trails to be dedicated.
Nevada County Land Trust, along with our western Nevada County community partners will sponsor this event to observe National Trails Day. Partners include a number of organizations interested in building, promoting, and maintaining local trail systems including: the City of Nevada City, Gold Country Trails Council, Bicyclists of Nevada County, Friends of Deer Creek, County of Nevada Planning Department, Rattlesnake Neighborhood Association and Sierra Outdoors with John Skinner and Greg Archbald.
National Trails Day is a celebration of trails that evolved from the report of President Ronald Reagan’s President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors. In 1987, the report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining American Hiking Society in launching National Trails Day in 1993.
Trails activities: 10 am to noon
The public can choose events that suit their interests. Most events are free of charge.
– City of Nevada City and Sierra Club
What: A family friendly hike that will include natural, Maidu, mining, logging and modern history
Where: Hirschman’s Pond Trail – Trailhead located at 115 Cement Hill Rd.
When: 11:00am to 11:30am
Bring: Bug repellent and water. Sorry no strollers
– Nevada County Land Trust and Bicyclists of Nevada County
What: Kenny Ranch Trails, walk, run, mountain bike ride.
Where: Twin Cities Church parking area
When: 10 a.m. to Noon
Bring: Good walking shoes, water and/or your bike
– Friends of Deer Creek and American Rivers
What: National Trails Day Work Day. Volunteer to help work on a local trail.
Where: Champion Mine Rd at Old Downieville Hwy split – take Champion Mine Rd for a couple hundred yards and park in the pull-outs on the right – Trailhead is on the left.
When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bring: Work clothes and water
– Gold Country Trails Council
What: Poker Ride at Skillman Horse Camp
Where: Tahoe National Forest
When: Sign up begins at 8:30 a.m. Ride out at 10 a.m.
For entry forms visit GCTC online at www.goldcountrytrailscouncil.org or contact Mary Johnson at 530.477.8501.
Celebration of Trails Event: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Join us to celebrate and learn more about trails, hiking activities and outdoor recreation in our community.
– Trails Celebration hosted by Nevada County Land Trust
What: Trails celebration, award ceremony and gathering of outdoor organizations and enthusiasts.
Where: Twin Cities Church parking area, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley
When: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
A full detail of events and activities can be found at Nevada County Land Trust-Trails Event