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New Scotts Flat Trail Work Begins Soon

Construction on a long-sought new trail system below Scotts Flat Reservoir is scheduled to begin this summer. Nevada Irrigation District Public Information Officer Tomi Riley says the first section is about one-mile long, starting at Pasquale Road, and initially terminating at Deer Creek…

click to listen to Tomi Riley

Riley says the goal is to open it by the fall. But the next section will take longer, since a bridge needs to be built over Deer Creek…

click to listen to Tomi Riley

That section would eventually connect the southern Cascade Shores area with the northern campgrounds, prior to the spillway repair project. In 2017, the district closed the spillway, due to growing illegal activity. It was reopened a few months later, after a lot of complaints from recreationists, as well as public officials. Riley says NID is also partnering once again with the Bear Yuba Land Trust to facilitate and coordinate local community groups and volunteers in the construction.

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