SBTS Wraps Up 2023 Youth Crew, Building 1000s of Feet of New Trail


Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship says “that’s a wrap” with its 2023 Youth Crew which built over 3300 feet of new trails. Twenty local teens participated in this year’s group in two four-week sessions, working on the new trails throughout Mount Hough.

The new trails are an additional benefit to the connected communities project that will link together to create a 600-mile route through the rural communities of the Sierras, including Loyalton, Susanville, and Chester.

The trail stewardship also says the Youth Crew worked on multiple other trails throughout the area, including Mill Creek, Chapman Creek, Bear Lakes Loop, Round Lake Trail, the South Park trail system, Mount Elwell, and the Thousand Lakes Wilderness trails.”

The award-winning youth group runs each summer starting in June, providing an opportunity for local teens between 14 to 28 years of age to work and camp on public lands, with support from Sierra Pacific Industries, Osprey, REI, Red Wing Shoes, Patagonia, and Plumas Bank.

You can learn more about the program by visiting


Photo: SBTS Webpage