Ways to Explore

Explore at The Yubaverse

The Yubaverse is perfectly situated for you to explore the scenic rivers, breathtaking mountain views, and gold rush ghost towns of the Lost Sierra.

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Explore Rivers

The Yuba River

Splash into refreshing emerald waters. The Yuba River offers excellent spots for summer swimming with deep pools and plenty of rocks to sunbathe. Sections of the Yuba River also offer Class IV to Class V rafting for adventurous water sports enthusiasts.

Explore Mountains

The Sierra Buttes

The majestic Sierra Buttes beckon adventurers to explore their rugged beauty. These soaring peaks offer some of the most awe-inspiring views in the region and plenty of hiking trails and climbing for everyone. Check out the Sierra Buttes Fire Lookout trail for 360-degree views of the Buttes — a top 10 hike!

Explore Lakes

Lakes Basin Recreation Area

Over 20 lakes, 30+ miles of world-class hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, high mountain views, and historic lodges. Get exploring with a wealth of outdoor activities for adventurers of all kinds - even the four legged!

Explore Forests

Tahoe & Plumas National Forests

These national forests offer serene afternoons of shade and tranquility. Embark on hikes along well-marked trails that wind through towering pine trees and lush meadows. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in these forests’ diverse ecosystems, home to a wide array of animal and bird species. Keep an eye out for deer, black bears, bald eagles, and the elusive mountain lion as you explore the vast wilderness.

Explore Local


This little gold rush town in the heart of the Lost Sierra is a hidden gem that offers visitors a unique taste of the rich history of the American West. Take a stroll through downtown with its beautifully preserved 19th-century architecture, historic buildings, and quaint shops in one of California's most historic regions.

Explore the Outdoors

Play at The Yubaverse

On trails, mountains, or water, The Yubaverse is your next adventure’s launch pad.

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You won't find a better selection of world-class mountain biking runs.

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Scale your choice of beautiful rope routes and boulder problems.

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Thousands of miles of untouched forest and quiet trails to explore at your own pace.

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Fishable year-round, the crystal clear waters of the Yuba are home to iconic fly fishing.

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The Yuba River offers kayaking, rafting, and water sporting adventures.

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The Yubaverse is an epic base camp to get outside and play in the Lost Sierra.

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