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TRTA 2014 Segment Hiking Programs


Please contact Lindsey at lindseys@tahoerimtrail or (775) 298-4491 with any questions.

NOTE: Registration does NOT confirm your place in this program. All Participants will be subject to a Medical History Review and Hiking Experience Survey to ensure that this demanding program is right for them.

**NEW** Segment Shuttle Program

Thursday Program (June 12th - September 18th) Cost - $350

August2011 Van

New in 2014, the TRTA will be coordinating shuttling every Thursday during the summer for a designated group of participants who want to tackle the entire TRT in segments. The shuttle will follow the same schedule as the Segment Hike Program (described above) but will provide no guiding or additional support to participants. We're like a weekly trailhead taxi!

You'll simply park your cars at a designated trailhead in the morning, catch a ride in our van to the other end of that week's hiking segment, and hike back to your cars. You can hike on your own, with a partner or team up in small groups... it's up to you!

This program is for strong, confident hikers who aren't looking for a group hiking experience or guide support. Participants will pay a non-refundable fee of $350 to reserve their seat for the entire summer program. The van will leave on time each Thursday morning to ensure everyone can complete the segment - so don't be late!

Shuttling is provided by Shuttle Around Tahoe, an awesome local company that provides shuttles to trailheads, scenic sites and recreational areas in and near Lake Tahoe.


Segment Hike Program

Cost - $550 Trail Caretaker Special Membership Level

Freel Peak Seg web
This non-refundable special membership fee includes a Trail Caretaker Special Membership to the TRTA, a 165-mile club completion certificate, 165-mile pin and patch, and your name included on the 165-mile club list which is published in our quarterly Trailblazer newsletter and on our website. It also pays for trailhead shuttling services during the program (provided by Shuttle Around Tahoe), TRTA Volunteer Guide support on each hike and for a thorough pre-program preparation packet and support.
Wednesday Program (June 18th - September 17th)
Friday Program (June 13th - September 19th)
Both Wednesday and Friday Programs are a 13-week day hiking program that requires a deep mental and physical commitment by participants. This fully supported and guided program is designed to break the eight official TRT segments into shorter, more easily hiked segments. The first week will start with a short hike, and then build in mileage each week after that. Participants must be able to fulfill the following requirements of the program: 
  • Hike three 20+ mile segments by the final weeks of the program
  • Maintain a 2.5 mph hiking pace at elevations of 8,000-10,000' to achieve an overall 2 mph average after including breaks and rest stops for the duration of the hike
  • Carry a day pack with a minimum of two liters of water, lunch, snacks, layers and other necessary day hike gear

Hiking Experience Required

This is an intensive hiking program and not for beginners. Participants should be in excellent health and hiking shape and should have attempted hikes of this magnitude in the past year. Conditioning prior to this experience is critical, and must be taken seriously.