Upcoming Courses

For questions regarding upcoming TRTA courses or trainings, please contact the TRTA Office at (775) 298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org.

Join Lake Tahoe Community College for a 2-day Wilderness First Aid workshop on April 1st and 2nd. This workshop covers the basic principles of patient care in a remote setting including patient assessment, circulatory, and nervous systems, musculoskeletal systems, fractures, and extremity splinting techniques. Other topics include: lightning injuries, heat and cold injuries including Hypothermia and Heat Stroke. Assessment drills will be emphasized to maximize hands-on learning. Basic lifting, moving, and extrication techniques will be taught and practiced. Gain confidence in your ability to respond to emergencies in the backcountry in this short cause that will challenge your thinking and give you decision making skills and practice. This workshop is intended for those who are outdoor enthusiasts on day drips or short adventures.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association Qualified Guide or Crew Leaders, please call the CONNECT office to register at 530.541.4660 x 717

Cost: $145

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Event Date 04/01/2017 08:30 am
Event End Date 04/02/2017 05:00 pm
Cut off date 03/31/2017
Capacity 16
Individual Price $145.00
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You can buy children anything in the world, but nothing will compare to the memories you make with them. Come learn about backpacking and adventure from a family who thru-hiked the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail in 2015 with their 12-month old, and are planning a second circumnavigation this summer with their brand-new, infant addition.

Event Date 04/06/2017 06:30 pm
Event End Date 04/06/2017 08:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price Free


$255 (Non-TRTA Members) and $235 (TRTA Members)

Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS for a two-day Wilderness First Aid course. Whether you're a guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, this course will give you the skills you need to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.

Event Date 04/22/2017 08:00 am
Event End Date 04/23/2017 05:00 pm
Cut off date 04/17/2017
Capacity 30
Registered 17
Individual Price $255.00
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Have you ever wondered how Lake Tahoe was formed, why there are so many alpine lakes around here, or what all those strange rock formations are? Dave Schnake, a Tahoe Rim Trail Association Board Member and Crew Leader, and trained geologist and geochemist, will be at the El Dorado County Library in South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, April 25, from 6-8pm to give you the low down on Tahoe geology, answer all your hard questions, and maybe even tell you about those weird rocks.

Event Date 04/25/2017 06:00 pm
Event End Date 04/25/2017 08:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04/01/2017
Capacity 75
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

If you are currently a TRTA Guide or Guide in Training we encourage you to return to this training to further your professional development. In recent years, TRTA guiding procedures and techniques have evolved and improved, making this training the perfect opportunity for you to get caught up to speed, learn some new skills and reconnect with the TRTA Guide Team.

Make 2017 the year you bring your guiding skills to the next level!


Event Date 04/29/2017 08:30 am
Event End Date 04/30/2017 05:15 pm
Registration Start Date 02/15/2017
Cut off date 04/21/2017
Capacity 30
Registered 14
Individual Price $20.00
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Do you have what it takes to be a TRTA Guide? This may be the year you find out and be given the opportunity to take the first steps towards joining our TRTA Volunteer Guide Team.

Make 2017 the year you test your guiding skills! 

Crazy Guides Ellen and Ro smaller

Event Date 04/29/2017 09:00 am
Event End Date 04/30/2017 05:15 pm
Registration Start Date 02/13/2017
Cut off date 04/18/2017
Capacity 15
Registered 14
Individual Price $50.00
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"You need special shoes for hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well." - Emme Woodhull-Bäche

Join us at the Reno REI this May to learn other hiking essentials and tips from a panel of expert Tahoe Rim Trail Association guides. Let them help prepare you to take on the TRT in your own way in this interactive event.

Event Date 05/03/2017 06:00 pm
Event End Date 05/03/2017 08:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price Free