Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Grand Opening of Trabucco Trail July 20th

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for the Grand Opening of Trabucco Trail on Saturday, July 20 at 8:30am. Overlooking the confluence of the Middle and North Yuba Rivers, views of snow-capped peaks, the Trabucco Trail is a three-quarter mile extension off of the Yuba Rim Trail that is located on Rice’s Crossing North Preserve below Bullard’s Bar Reservoir.

The event begins in the morning with a dedication, followed by a moderate three-mile hike on the Yuba Rim and Trabucco Trail out to the scenic overlook and back. Bring a brown-bag lunch and afterwards everyone can meet to enjoy a picnic in the meadow.

Located along a six-mile span on both sides of the Yuba River in the counties of Yuba and Nevada, Bear Yuba Land Trust’s newest and largest property, Rice’s Crossing Preserve comprises 2,707 acres extended from New Bullard’s Bar Reservoir to the north and South Yuba River State Park and Englebright Reservoir bordering the southern end.

Trabucco Trail is named for Bill and Anna Trabucco, owners of Linden Lea Ranch and long time supporters of Bear Yuba Land Trust. The multi-use trail was built with the help of dozens of volunteers donating hundred of hours over the last year.

Bear Yuba Land Trust was awarded a grant from the state of California to improve the recreation on both the north and south end of Rice’s Crossing. These improvements include more miles of trails, shade structures, picnic tables, kiosks and improved parking areas.


WHAT: Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Grand Opening of Trabucco Trail at Rice’s Crossing North Preserve

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 8:30am

WHERE: Rice’s Crossing North Preserve

DIRECTIONS: From Nevada City, take Highway 49 towards Camptonville, turn left on Marysville Road and cross over the Bullards Bar Dam. Rice’s Crossing Preserve is located 1.3 miles from the dam. Park in the rock quarry on the right and cross the road to the North Meadow where you will find the Yuba Rim Trailhead.
INFO: Call (530) 272-5994, email or sign up at

Please wear sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty. Bring sun and insect protection, snacks, a brown-bag picnic lunch and water as well

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is an accredited land trust based in Grass Valley, CA with a mission to protect and defend the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River Watersheds and to enrich the deep community connection with Nature, in perpetuity. Since 1990, BYLT has been a conservation leader in our region, saving more than 15,000 acres of Sierra Nevada and foothill forests, oak woodlands, meadows, riparian habitat, farms and ranches. This includes over 4,000 acres of critical open space protected for currently threatened, endangered or otherwise listed as species of special concern, and over 4,000 acres of headwaters lands. BYLT has also built and maintains over 35 miles of trails in order to provide access to nature. BYLT is a community-based land trust that enjoys the generous support of our members to achieve these collective efforts.