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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been hosting Backcountry Camps for over 25 years. It's tradition here at the TRTA and a great way to meet new people, work up a sweat, enjoy a few nights out under the stars, and show your appreciation and support for the Tahoe Rim Trail. Take a mini volunteer vacation with us!

Each year, The Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts several Backcountry Camps on the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). Backcountry Camps in 2014 will be held in Nevada State Parks at Marlette Peak Campground and Haypress Meadow.  Registration will open in mid May.


Do you like to cook? WE NEED YOU! Help fill our most important role this August and volunteer for our kitchen crew. Click here for more information!

2014 Camp Dates:

Marlette Peak Campground:
August 1-3, August 15-17

Haypress Meadow:
September 5-7, September 12-14


 Camp out with us!

Register Here!

Join us for Backcountry Camp - There is something for everyone!


The TRTA’s Backcountry Camps are enjoyable and family friendly. No experience is necessary!

We need volunteers to build trail!
For our Backcountry Camps to be a success we need trail builders/maintainers. Trail workers generally depart camp after breakfast around 8:30am and head out on the trail to work on a variety of projects from widening tread and clearing brushing to building rock walls. We have lunch at the worksite and return to camp around 4:30pm. If we are lucky, the camp cook volunteers will bring watermellon out to the worksite for a tasty afternoon snack!

We need kitchen volunteers to keep everyone happy!
Love to cook? Fill the ranks of our most important Backcountry Camp volunteer position and be a camp cook. Hungry trailworkers are kept happy with delicious food prepared by our fabulous camp cooks. Camp cooks are the first folks up in the morning to start coffee, prepare breakfast, and put out lunch. Once the work crew leaves camp for their worksite, the kitchen crew has the morning to relax and explore. In the afternoon, camp cooks return and start prepping snacks and dinner. Cook volunteers can sign up to help during the 2-3 day camps or can get more involved and help with meal planning, food purchasing, and packing before camps start!
So you're not exactly the next Emeril Lagasse? Not a problem, we'll provide plenty of instruction and help. As with all of our trail work opportunities, no experience is necessary! If you are interested in joining the kitchen team please make a note on your registration in the comments section or contact Morgan Fessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .