See what you can do
Self-Guided Walking Tour
See Loyalton's lovingly restored Victorian homes surrounded by charming gardens, bursting with flowers, art and sometimes antique farm equipment.
Park your car on Main Street and start walking around our residential streets.
The Steve Maddalena Memorial Roping Event
First weekend in August each year
405 West Willow St
Historic Barn Tour
Enjoy a self-guided tour at your own pace on quiet roads and see how many historic barns and ranches you can find. Be sure to watch out for wildlife, especially raptors, swallows, new born calves and sheep. If you see a cooler at the end of a driveway - simply stop and buy yourself some fresh eggs. The tradition is to put the required amount of money in a jar and take a box of eggs from the cooler. Griffin Farms near Calpine always has eggs.
Cycle on dirt trails or quiet paved country roads that wind across the Sierra Valley and around Loyalton. See numerous historic barns, countless birds (raptors and waterfowl), cattle and their calves, antelope, coyotes and sometimes elk. Don't forget to take in Loyalton's historic cemetery, the museum and the side streets where you will see some wonderfully preserved Victorian homes with charming gardens.
Boating and Fishing
Take a trip down Lemon Canyon Rd in Sierraville to enjoy a soak in Campbell Hot Springs, see the historic ranch house with covered porch and enjoy amazing views of the Sierra Valley.
Spend a night in a lookout
Eating in Loyalton
Check out the Golden West Saloon for an authentic American meal.
Or - stop by Rhonda's Lil Frosty for something lighter
Or - enjoy a picnic at Smithneck Creek Park or the Loyalton City Park. Dogs welcome at both.
For a complete list of Sierra Valley restaurants click here
Music & Arts
These areas offers spectacular wild flowers and vistas.
Yuba Pass Chili Cook-Off
Recycled Relics Car Show
Old fashioned 4th of July Parade
Sierra county's unique history
Come to learn about a slice of history - life as it was lived before YOU were born. This museum is really fantastic. Don't miss it. It is a marvelous place to spend a rainy day - or any day. And, the docents are so friendly, helpful and knowledgable.