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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to announce its 165-Mile Wednesday Segment Hiking Program. Participants will circle sections of the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin on Wednesdays throughout the summer. As part of the Wednesday Group, you'll receive support from the TRTA to complete this challenging summer hiking program. This is the experience of a lifetime, and it gives you the opportunity to meet new hiking friends and make lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

Shuttling provided by Shuttle Around Tahoe, a great local company and TRTA supporter!

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Event date 06/18/2014 07:00 am
Event End Date 09/17/2014 05:00 pm
Cut off date 05/01/2014 12:00 am
Capacity 11
Registered 9
Individual Price $550.00

Celebrate with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association as we put the finishing touches on our 2014 Trail Season.  We have had a great year and will wrap things up on October 11th with a variety of maintenance project in Tahoe Meadows.  To help celebrate a job well done we are providing lunch to all of our pre-registered volunteers thanks to our project sponsors!  Join us for this workday and bring your coworkers, family, and friends with you!  No experience is necessary.

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Event date 10/11/2014 08:45 am
Event End Date 10/11/2014 04:00 pm
Cut off date 10/10/2014 12:00 am
Capacity 40
Registered 5
Individual Price Free

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Join the TRTA to celebrate the opening of the Mt. Houghton Trail!  

When: Tuesday, October 14th from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: The TRTA will meet attendees at the Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead parking lot located on Hwy 431, eight miles east of Incline Village, NV.

What: Attendees will meet at the Mt. Rose Summit Parking lot then shuttle to Relay Ridge where the TRTA will have a short presentation, install the final trail sign, and lead a hike on the new section of trail (approximate total hiking distance is 3 miles). Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Please pre-register for this event by clicking below!

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Event date 10/14/2014 11:00 am
Event End Date 10/14/2014 02:00 pm
Cut off date 10/12/2014 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 14
Individual Price Free

Welcome to the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge! Please use this registration only if you are with an already paid team and you need to register yourself for the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Please have your coupon code and team name available which your team leader will have provided to you via email.

If you have any questions during the registration process please call 775-298-4485 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Event date 12/31/2014 12:00 am
Event End Date 02/25/2015 12:00 am
Cut off date 02/25/2015 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 168
Individual Price $55.00

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE WILL OPEN SOON. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE BY MID-MARCH TO REGISTER. THANK YOU!

Welcome to the 2015 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge! Please use this registration if you are a new or renenewing Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge member at $55 or an existing Tahoe Rim Trail Association member who would like to join the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge for $20.

If you have any questions during the registration process please call 775-298-4485 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event date 01/01/2015 12:00 am
Event End Date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Cut off date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $55.00

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE WILL OPEN SOON. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE BY MID-MARCH TO REGISTER. THANK YOU!

Welcome to the 2015 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge! Please use this registration page if you are registering your family (all registered family members must live in the same household). During the registration process, please fill in all the information required for each family member. Upon receipt of your family's registration, you will receive an email which you will need to forward on to each family member with instructions for enrolling themselves and creating their profile in the Tahoe Rim Trail Community. By doing so, they will then be granted special access to everything Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge!

Note: Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge Family Memberships begin at $85 for two participants (living in the same household). Each additional family member who would like to join the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge will be an additional $20/person.

Please contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association office at 775-298-4485 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions during the registration process!

Event date 01/01/2015 12:05 am
Event End Date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Cut off date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $85.00

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 TAHOE RIM TRAIL CHALLENGE WILL OPEN SOON. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE BY MID-MARCH TO REGISTER. THANK YOU!

Welcome to the 2015 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge! We're excited that you are registering your team, business or corporation! As the team leader, you will be asked to register and pay for your team using this registration page. Upon receipt of your payment you will receive an email to forward on to each team member with instructions for enrolling themselves as a participant and creating their profile in the Tahoe Rim Trail Community. By doing so, they will then be granted special access to the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge members-only webpages and features.

*Note: We offer a variety of team membership levels beginning at $100 for a team of two.

Please select REGISTER INDIVIDUAL to proceed.

If you have any questions during the registration process please call 775-298-4485 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event date 01/01/2015 12:10 am
Event End Date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Cut off date 12/31/2015 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $100.00

Distance: 1.5-2.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
DescriptionSnowshoe to a Tahoe Meadows vista point where we will watch the moonrise over the Washoe Valley. After enjoying the moonrise and views of Tahoe Meadows bathed in moonlight, we will take advantage of the snow cover to explore an area not easily accessible during the summer months because of heavy brush cover.

This hike is for TRTA members only, please join today!

Event date 03/05/2015 05:30 pm
Event End Date 03/05/2015 07:30 pm
Cut off date 03/03/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 3
Individual Price Free

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Join us for our monthly "Trail Talk Series" where you'll hear from local experts who will share their knowledge and expertise related to the Tahoe Rim Trail, what you can find while exploring and how you can be prepared for a safe and enjoyable trail experience!

The talk, "Dogs on the Trail" will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at Cabela's Reno located at 8650 Boomtown Garson Road, Verdi, NV 89439 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Local veterinarian, Dr. Kathleen Fisher of Washoe Valley Veterinary Hospital will present on important information that all dog owners should consider when on the trail with their canine friends. Topics will include planning and preparing, canine first aid, common backcountry problems and treatment.

Trail Talks are free and open to the public. Please Note: Each talk is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Space is limited. Please register in advance for this event. For more information or for future topic suggestions, please contact Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership & Outreach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 775-298-4490.

 

Event date 03/11/2015 06:00 pm
Event End Date 03/11/2015 08:00 pm
Cut off date 03/11/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 70
Registered 20
Individual Price Free
Distance: 8 miles
Difficulty: Difficult (length and elevation gain)
Description: This challenging snowshoe climbs for the first 4 miles, gaining over 1700 feet in elevation before topping out at the Martis Peak Lookout. The rewards are spectacular views of Truckee and Donner Pass, the Sierra Buttes and Lake Tahoe to the south. We will enjoy lunch at the top, so don't forget to bring one. Before signing up for this snowshoe be certain that you can hike 8 miles in snowshoes at altitude keeping in mind that there is a significant elevation gain. Please have a level of self-awareness. If you hiked all summer but have been hibernating all winter, this is not the event for you as it may be a safety hazard for you and is not fair to the other participants.
Event date 03/14/2015 09:30 am
Event End Date 03/14/2015 04:00 pm
Cut off date 03/09/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 2
Individual Price Free

Wish you could get out on the Rim Trail this winter, but not sure if you're ready to take on the challenge alone? Then join the TRTA for Snow Camping 101 and learn how to approach your winter camping activities safely and comfortably. Experienced TRTA guides will be there every step of the way to share with you the fundamentals of winter weather, trip planning, winter Leave No Trace, backcountry cooking and staying warm.

$75 (Non-TRTA Members) and $50 (TRTA Members)

Event date 03/21/2015 08:30 am
Event End Date 03/22/2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date 03/13/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 10
Registered 9
Individual Price $75.00
Distance: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Description: Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and discover some of the Wonders of Winter during this snowshoe trek. This short and scenic hike will take you through Tahoe Meadows to Chickadee Ridge, encompassing an open meadow, lodgepole pine forests, and scenic vistas. Along the way, TINS staff will discuss winter ecology concepts and the survival strategies and adaptations employed by animals from the Lake Tahoe Region. This hike is perfect for the whole family!
Event date 03/21/2015 09:30 am
Event End Date 03/21/2015 12:30 pm
Cut off date 03/19/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 3
Individual Price Free

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a Basic Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, and AED course taught by American Heart Association Instructors.  The American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries until professional help arrives. Course content includes General Principles, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies. The Heartsaver AED Course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and use of barrier devices.

This course is only open to TRTA Guides and Crew Leaders  

Event date 04/18/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 04/18/2015 04:00 pm
Cut off date 04/16/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Registered 4
Individual Price $75.00

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$245 (Non-TRTA Members) and $220 (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 04/25/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 04/26/2015 05:00 pm
Cut off date 04/18/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 30
Registered 30
Individual Price $245.00

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Join us for our monthly "Trail Talk Series" where you'll hear from local experts who will share their knowledge and expertise related to the Tahoe Rim Trail, what you can find while exploring and how you can be prepared for a safe and enjoyable trail experience!

The talk, "Geology of the Tahoe Rim Trail" will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at El Dorado County Library with the Friends of the Library located at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Our very own, Dave Schnake, Vice President of Trail Operations and Board Member extraordinare will be the guest speaker. Dave has a B.S. in Geology from TCU and an M.S. in Geochemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Formerly a registered geologist in California, Idaho, and Arizona. Throughout his career, Dave has worked extensively in mining, mineral exploration, groundwater production and environmental remediation in both the western US and Canada.

Dave's talk will take you around the Tahoe Rim Trail as we discover the amazing variety of geology found right here in the Tahoe Basin! You'll gain an appreciation of the enormous geologic forces that led to the formation of Lake Tahoe in this informative, non-technical presentation of the geologic history of the Lake Tahoe Basin.We will then highlight the varying geology to be discovered as one travels around the Lake on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Trail Talks are free and open to the public. Please Note: Each talk is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Space is limited. Please register in advance for this event. For more information or for future topic suggestions, please contact Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership & Outreach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 775-298-4490.

 

Event date 04/28/2015 06:00 pm
Event End Date 04/28/2015 08:00 pm
Cut off date 04/28/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 75
Registered 16
Individual Price Free

Join your fellow non-motorized single track trail or recreation non-profits, agency representatives, and community trail champions/stewards. Your participation in this collaborative partnership will help to create a vision for the Eastern Sierra Trails from Alpine County to Washoe County.

Event date 04/29/2015 09:00 am
Event End Date 04/29/2015 04:30 pm
Cut off date 04/22/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 100
Registered 13
Individual Price $20.00

Stretching your body before or after a hike or ride is important and it's equally beneficial for your horse as well. Join us on Wednesday, May 27 from 5pm-7pm at Galena Creek Equestrian Parking (near Jones Creek Trailhead) at the Galena Creek Visitor Center for a hands-on seminar and learn how to properly stretch your horse before & after your trail ride or workout. Veterinarian, Dr. Lafoon of Large Animal Veterinary Services will demonstrate how to help your equine become more agile and help prevent injuries. Regular stretching will help increase the flexibility and range of motion in your horse's neck and back.

The Galena Creek Visitor Center will be open for visitors to stop by both before and after the seminar for guests to peruse and enjoy some coffee & tea.

This hands-on seminar is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. Please Note: Stock will be provided for demonstration and practice. Please register in advance for this event. For more information contact Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership & Outreach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 775-298-4490.

 

Event date 05/27/2015 05:00 pm
Event End Date 05/27/2015 07:00 pm
Cut off date 05/26/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 30
Registered 8
Individual Price Free

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to announce its 165-Mile Wednesday Segment Hiking Program. Participants will circle sections of the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin on Wednesdays throughout the summer. As part of the Wednesday Group, you'll receive support from the TRTA to complete this challenging summer hiking program. This is the experience of a lifetime, and it gives you the opportunity to meet new hiking friends and make lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

This 13 week Wednesday Segment Hiking Program differs from the 10 week Friday Segment Hiking Program. You will complete the entire trail in 13 day hikes. While both programs will complete the 165+ miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Wednesday group will accomplish this in shorter segments which will require 3 additional weeks.

Shuttling provided by Shuttle Around Tahoe, a great local company and TRTA supporter!

Event date 06/17/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 09/16/2015 05:00 pm
Cut off date 05/01/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 11
Registered 11
Individual Price $550.00

Join us on Wednesday, June 17 from 6pm-8pm at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park for a Chautauqua presentation of Pony Express Rider Warren Upson, presented by Kim Copel. This event is hosted by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. For more information about the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park click here.

Trail Talks are free and open to the public. Please Note: Each talk is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Space is limited. Please register in advance for this event. For more information or for future topic suggestions, please contact Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership & Outreach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 775-298-4490

 

 

Event date 06/17/2015 06:00 pm
Event End Date 06/17/2015 08:00 pm
Cut off date 06/16/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 75
Registered 1
Individual Price Free

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to announce its 165-Mile Friday Segment Hiking Program. Participants will circle sections of the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin on Fridays throughout the summer. As part of the Friday Group, you'll receive support from the TRTA to complete this challenging summer hiking program. This is the experience of a lifetime, and it gives you the opportunity to meet new hiking friends and make lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

This 10 week Friday Segment Hiking Program differs from the 13 week Wednesday Segment Hiking Program. You will complete the entire trail in 10 day hikes. While both programs will complete the 165+ miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Friday group will accomplish this in longer segments which will require additional hiking stamina.

Shuttling provided by Shuttle Around Tahoe, a great local company and TRTA supporter!

Event date 06/19/2015 07:00 am
Event End Date 08/28/2015 05:00 pm
Cut off date 05/01/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 11
Registered 8
Individual Price $550.00
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This 3-day program offers teens (ages 15-17) the next level of wilderness experience. While backpacking through the Lake Tahoe Backcountry, participants will learn survival, teambuilding, and leadership skills including: navigation, backpacking safety, outdoor skills, and Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. Scholarships available.

Event date 07/12/2015 09:00 am
Event End Date 07/14/2015 04:00 pm
Cut off date 07/03/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Individual Price $295.00

Program Fee: $1,725 ($500 deposit due at time of registration)

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to announce its 14th Annual Thru Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants will circle the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin for 15 days on one of the most unique and iconic multi-use trails in the world. This event offers participants an experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to meet new hiking friends, and lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

Dates:
July 25th - August 8th

Event date 07/25/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 08/08/2015 02:00 pm
Cut off date 05/01/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Registered 6
Individual Price $500.00
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Get in tune with your senses and come explore Tahoe with a wildlife tracker’s state of mind! This 3-day program will introduce teens (ages 12-14) to the wild inhabitants of the Tahoe Basin, how we can recognize their signs, scat, and learn why they can’t always be seen. Join TRTA and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science as we base camp in the Tahoe Backcountry. Participants will learn about Wilderness Survival, local ecology, team building, and leadership! Scholarships available.

Event date 08/01/2015 09:00 am
Event End Date 08/03/2015 04:00 pm
Cut off date 07/14/2014 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Individual Price $295.00

Program Fee: $1,725 ($500 deposit due at time of registration)

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is proud to announce its 14th Annual Thru Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants will circle the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin for 15 days on one of the most unique and iconic multi-use trails in the world. This event offers participants an experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to meet new hiking friends, and lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range.

Dates:
August 22nd - September 5th

Event date 08/22/2015 08:00 am
Event End Date 09/05/2015 02:00 pm
Cut off date 05/01/2015 12:00 am
Capacity 12
Registered 3
Individual Price $500.00