Map & Location

close to highwayThe Foothills Event Center is conveniently located near Downtown Grass Valley and close to Highway 49.

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We Are an Easy Drive from Many Northern California Cities

Driving distance to The Foothills

  • From Sacramento: 57 miles, 1 hour
  • From Truckee: 56 miles, 1 hour
  • From Lake Tahoe: 69 miles, 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • From San Francisco: 142 miles, 2 hours, 20 minutes

From San Francisco/Sacramento

  • I-80 E: Follow signs for Reno
  • Follow I-80 E to Auburn.
  • Take the CA-49 exit toward Grass Valley
  • Turn left: CA-193 W/CA-49 N
  • Continue on CA-20 E.
  • Exit Idaho Maryland Rd

From Reno/Truckee

  • Follow I-80 W
  • Exit CA-20 W to Grass Valley.
  • Take the Idaho Maryland Rd Exit


Free parking under starry skies

The Foothills provides large well-lit, on-site free parking. There is easy access to Historic Highway 49 via the Idaho Maryland Road off-ramps. Buses can park and unload close to the building. For vendors, we provide 120 volt and 50 amp power outlets. Click on the image below to view it larger:


Submit an inquiry with your plans and ideas and we will help you make them a reality at The Foothills!