Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Launches Mountains to Meadows Trailfest September 19-22, 2024

Come for the Trails, Stay for the Party!

QUINCY, CA — Quincy-based Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship is launching a new outdoor festival this fall called Mountains to Meadows Trailfest, a four-day celebration of trails and community to benefit the work of the Stewardship.

Photo of Yuba Van with BIkes on it

Trailfest will be held September 19-22, 2024 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, and offers a full slate of activities, including two days of optional trailwork with the SBTS Pro Trail Crew on Mount Hough, a Poker Run/Ride, locally led hikes, trail runs and mountain bike and moto rides on some of the best trails in Plumas County, family and late-night rollerskating sessions, food trucks, a beverage garden and an energetic line-up of live bands on the main stage, headlined by The Scott Pemberton Band, Boot Juice and the Gold Souls.

Festival passes range in price from $50 per person for trailwork volunteers, to $149 for all-access weekend passes and $699 at the top end for a limited number of VIP passes. Kids under 17 are free, and passes include tent camping for the weekend (upgrades available for hook-ups).

Photos of bikers on singletack

Trailfest is a fundraiser for SBTS, and proceeds from the event will benefit Connected Communities, SBTS’ legacy project to connect 15 mountain towns via a 564-mile multi-use singletrack trail. The project is already well underway, with various trails under construction or in the environmental review process in Plumas, Sierra, Lassen, Butte, Nevada Counties, as well as Washoe County in Nevada. The initial work has been funded largely through government grants, but completing Connected Communities will require significant fundraising and volunteer labor hours.

“The goal of Connected Communities is to revitalize mountain towns in the Lost Sierra by creating recreation-based economies, using trails as a tool to bring hikers, cyclists, dirt bike riders and equestrians into the towns’ main streets. With Mountains to Meadows, we’re inviting the community to be a part of what we’re building—to help out on the trails, to meet other like-minded folks, to enjoy the recreation opportunities we have here in Quincy and to celebrate another season of trailbuilding with a big party filled with good trails, good times and good people,” said Greg Williams, executive director of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship trail work

Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship celebrated its 20th year in 2023, and in that time has built 197 miles of brand new trail, and maintained more than 2,500 miles throughout the Lost Sierra. Volunteers who register to dig at Trailfest will be part of building SBTS’ 200th mile of trail on Mount Hough!

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People eating at picnic tables

Volunteers serving drinks

People gathered around a campfire

Photo of band


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