Location and Directions

“Just a Half-Mornin's Hike 'Tween Humbug Creek and Mother Trucker's Store…”

Driving Directions from Sacramento:

  1. Take I-80 East to Auburn at the Grass Valley exit.
  2. Follow Highway 49 North, past Grass Valley and Nevada City. (Note: There is no gas available after Nevada City.)
  3. Just north of Nevada City, take Highway 49 left toward Downieville.
  4. Remain on Highway 49 as it passes over the South Fork of the Yuba River. From there, it will wind for 4-1/2 miles to the junction at Tyler Foot Crossing Road.
  5. At this junction, make a right onto Tyler Foot Crossing Road.
  6. Eight miles ahead, you will pass the old school house at North Columbia. 1-1/2 miles further, Tyler Foot Crossing Road branches left toward Allegheny and the Cruzon Grade Road goes straight toward Graniteville.
  7. Follow Cruzon Grade Road for 4-1/2 miles to the Malakoff Diggins State Park turnoff at Derbec Road.
  8. Turn right at this turnoff toward the Camp. The road dead-ends after one mile.
  9. Turn left and drive .2 mile to Camp Ross Relles, looking for Camp signs along the route.