Dry, warm weather strikes again! Aside from dismal drought forecasts and depressed skiers and snowshoers, these warm temperatures have been great for some mid winter trail use! If you are heading out on the trail please keep the following in mind:
We have updated our Trail Conditions page below. Please note that conditions can change rapidly--what you encounter on the trail may be somewhat different from what you read here. Also keep in mind that this is the Sierra and although the trend seems to be warm and dry, conditions can change quickly! Make sure to check the forecast before heading out on the TRT and plan ahead and prepare. NOAA.gov is a great resource for area weather forecast. If you are out on the trail and have updates to any of the information below, we would love to receive them.
Tahoe Rim Trail near Brockway Summit, 12/15/2014
Echo Lakes to Barker Pass: Snow.
Barker Pass to Tahoe City: Gates to Barker Pass Trailhead are closed. Snow at Barker Pass down to the Ward Creek Area. Ward Creek to Tahoe City has some snow patches and icy patches. Dry areas near Tahoe City.
Tahoe City to Brockway: Snow and ice patches with a few dry patches in lower elevation sections near Tahoe City.
Brockway to Mt. Rose: Expect full snow coverage near Relay Peak and on high elevation sections of this segment and icy patches down at lower elevations.
Tahoe Meadows to Spooner: Tahoe Meadows has been a popular spot recently for snowshoeing. Snow becomes thinner with icy patches further down in elevation and in southern facing aspects. For information on the Flume Trail and the bike shuttle please call 775-298-2501. For Spooner Backcountry conditions from the State Park click here.
Spooner to Kingsbury North: Snow and icy patches north of the Kingsbury Connector Trail.
Daggett System Trails:
Kingsbury South to Big Meadow: Snow.
Big Meadow to Echo Summit: Snow.
For information on permits and rules for hiking/backpacking on the Tahoe Rim Trail, please go to Using the Trail.