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TRTA Segment Hiking Program


Freel Peak Seg web
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to offer its Segment Hiking Program of the Tahoe Rim Trail for the 7th year in a row. Two groups will circle the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin on one of the most unique multi-use trails in the world. This trek offers participants a supported method to complete the entire trail, the opportunity to meet new hiking friends, disconnect from modern life and create lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

2015 Groups

13-Week Wednesday Group- June 17th - September 16th
10-Week Friday Group- June 19th - August 28th

Participants will have the option of registering for either the Wednesday or Friday Hike Group. Online registration opened January 28th at 10am PST. Spots fill up fast so mark your calendar! Questions, contact Lindsey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (775) 298-4491.

                Wednesday Group Registration                       Friday Group Registration

*Registraiton for both Wednesday and Friday groups are full with growing waitlists. Proceed with the above links to put yourself on the waitlist and/or email Lindsey and request to be put on the 2016 interest list.  

The Price
2015 Program Fee - $550

This non-refundable* special membership fee includes:

• TRTA membership at the Trail Caretaker level ($250 value)
• A 165-Mile Club completion certificate, pin and patch
• Pre-hike preparation information
• Your name on the 165-Mile Club list published in our Trailblazer magazine and website
• Waterproof Tahoe Rim Trail Map (by Tom Harrison)
• Experienced and knowledgeable guides leading you on every hike
• Program coordination support
• Weekly program coordination, including trailhead directions, and special segment notes
• Program transportation each week (from ending trailhead to starting trailhead)

*NOTE: Registration DOES NOT guarantee your participation in this program. All registrants will be subject to a Medical History Review and Hiking Experience Survey to ensure that this demanding program is right for them. If we determine that this program is not a good fit, we will refund the program fee in full (minus a $50 administrative fee).

The Participant
This supported and guided program is designed to break the official 165+ TRT into segments allowing participants to complete the entire trail in one season. In 2015, the TRTA is offering a choice between a 13-week Wednesday program averaging shorter distances and a 10-week Friday program which features longer distances. Every participant will hike the same day with the same people each week requiring a deep mental and physical commitment. The first week will start with a shorter hike, and then build in mileage each week after that. Participants must be able to fulfill the following requirements of the program:

• Hike 20+ mile segments by the final weeks of the program
          • Friday hikers will reach the 20+ mile hikes half way through the program
• Maintain a 2-2.5 mph hiking pace at elevations of 8,000-10,000' including breaks and rest stops
• Carry a day pack with a minimum of two liters of water, lunch, snacks, layers and other necessities

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. 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.