Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Connecting Truckee with Nevada City by Trail

The Town of Truckee looking west toward Donner Summit.

The “Pines to Mines Trail” could someday connect two recreation areas on opposite sides of Donner Summit.  A committee of trail advocates have come together to determine the feasibility of a multi-use trail that extends from Nevada City to Truckee. Committee members come from the Forest Service, land trusts, non-profit groups, Nevada County, and Placer County.

The driving force behind the trail connection is Nevada County (District 5) Supervisor Richard Anderson. Anderson believes the trail would bring more visitors and trail users to the county. The committee identified the most difficult trail sections as between Cisco Grove and Eagle Lakes Road and the Pioneer Trail near Lake Spaulding and Bear Valley.

The Pines to Mines Trail would be built over several years with funding from a variety of sources.  The goal is to make the entire trail open to all non-motorized users.


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