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From the Bay Area:

This trip will require 3 to 4 and ½ hours depending on your origin.  Take 80 East until Auburn.  At Auburn, take Hwy 49 Exit/Nevada City/Grass Valley.  Stay on Hwy 49, past Nevada City.  There will be a left-hand turn from Hwy 49 to Downieville.  Stay on Hwy 49.  You will pass several villages such North San Juan.  Downieville is approximately 46 miles from Nevada City turn off.  You will be on Main Street with the river on your right.  As you follow Main Street, you will come to a fork in the road.  Stay to the right on the road that heads down.  You will pass a tennis court on the right.  Stay on the Main Street until you see two bridges.  Cross the bridge.  For cars, you will see PG& E substation on the right.  The road will then fork up or left.  Stay left.  You will see a sign that says “No Trespassing”.  Follow this road, you will see 3 houses.  You are now on Hummingbird Lane.  The address is 25 Hummingbird Lane.

From Truckee:

Totaling 72 miles this trip requires about 90 minutes.  Take Hwy 89 North to Sierraville.  Make a left at the flashing red light.  Take Hwy 49 South towards Downieville.  Continue for roughly 36 miles until you reach Downieville.  Cross the bridge and make a right at the stop sign.  You will be on Main Street with the river on the right.  As you follow Main Street, you will come to a fork in the road.  Stay to the right on the road that heads down.  You will pass a tennis court of the right.  Stay on the Main Street until you see two bridges.  Cross the bridge.  For cars, you will see PG&E substation on the right.  The road will then fork up or left.  Stay left.  You will see a sign that says “No Trespassing”.  Follow this road, you will see 3 houses.  You are no on Hummingbird Lane.  The address is 25 Hummingbird Lane.

From Reno:

This trip will require about one 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Take highway 80 West to Truckee.  Take Hwy 89 North to Sierraville.  Make a left at the flashing red light.  Take Hwy 49 North towards Downieville.  Continue for roughly 36 miles until you reach Downieville.  Cross the bridge and make a right at the stop sign.  You will be on Main Street with the river on the right.  As you follow Main Street, you will come to a fork in the road.  Stay to the right on the road that heads down.  You will pass a tennis court on the right.  Stay on the Main Street until you see two bridges.  Cross the bridge.  For cars, you will see PG&E substation on the right.  The road will then fork up or left.  Stay left.  You will see a sign that says “No Trespassing”.  Follow this road, you will see 3 houses.  You are now on Hummingbird Lane.  The address is 25 Hummingbird Lane.