Do you prefer leisurely “Lakeside Rambles” or a 3-day backpacking trip?
Both? You’re in luck!
Located on the bottom floor of the Heavenly Village Transit Center, Explore Tahoe showcases a wealth of natural history, recreation and transportation information, along with environmental educational programs geared for all ages.
Explore Tahoe has also been a very big supporter of the new Van Sickle Bi-State Park and multi-use trail right in its backyard.
The annual march up to Round Top and Winnemucca Lake to view the wildflowers is on! read more →
It’s finally happening! We’re building trail to Mt. Houghton from the Tahoe Rim Trail. Help us kick off this fantastic project by joining our first volunteer trail building day on July 19th on from 9AM to 4PM.
To help celebrate this exciting project 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. read more →
Tahoe’s peaks, wildflowers, and vistas are calling us. Grab a buddy, or meet a new friend on the Tahoe Rim Trail during these guided hikes this summer.
While most of these hikes are no longer free, please consider donating money to TRT or becoming a member if you want to hike in a group. You can always hike the TRT for free.
These hikes are great for all abilities and ages (shorter hikes are most appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise, socialize, and visit beautiful vistas during the summer months in the Tahoe Basin.
You’ve probably seen them lately. Huge backpacks. Shoes dangling.
In need of a shower; a place to stay for the night.
And a glimmer in their eye that no one can possibly understand unless you’ve done it.
PCT Thru-Hikers; those hearty hikers who have been walking from Mexico as they keep on keeping on to the Canadian border.
His deep love of the Sierras drives his passions.
Map and compass orienteering. Wildlife, flora and fauna identification. Astronomy.
It’s all part of the Tahoe Rim Trail and Tahoe Institute for Natural Science youth backcountry camps held in July at Lake Tahoe. Get in tune with your senses and 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.
Don’t miss the angel-assisted annual Thru-Hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail and help raise money for maintenance of this iconic Lake Tahoe trail.
It’s 14 days of pure bliss, or the closest you can get to it by hiking 165 miles along the crest of Lake Tahoe. The TRTA Annual Thru Hike trip will take place in August and September each summer.
Join experienced Tahoe Rim Trail guides on an overnight excursion and day trip designed to share the joys of winter camping and exploration in the backcountry overlooking Lake Tahoe with an emphasis on safety, comfort, and fun on March 29-30, 2014.
Impress your Valentine with an evening snow hike around the beautiful Tahoe Meadows above Lake Tahoe at sunset and enjoy wine, sparkling water, cheese and other goodies on February 14th, of course!
The hike is free to all Tahoe Rim Trail members. read more →
Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 14, 2013 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases clips from the best action sports films of the year, along with theatrical stunts and jaw-dropping imagery by Aurora photos and lots of prizes and tributes to our mountain culture.
Fall is one of our favorite times to spot the abundant Aspen groves surrounding Lake Tahoe. Now ablaze in gold, sprinkled with orange and red, it’s time to take a hike through our enchanting fall foliage landscapes and listen to the sounds of nature.
Still some colors around Tahoe, as well as bald eagles, bears and blue heron at Taylor Creek grabbing salmon.
Following are directions to great spots to view fall foliage in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
The following quotes were part of Aaron Sedway’s photo and mixed media display at the North Tahoe Art Center in 2007 – boy time flies.
Besides punctuating his dramatic photos, the quotes capture the passion of the athletes he shoots, and shout Tahoe mountain culture.
Birds of a feather flock together on the Tahoe Rim Trail with our favorite local naturalists, Will and Clark, of Tahoe Institute for Natural Science during their annual Birds, Views and Falls free hike August 3 from 7am to 3pm.
The Daggett Reroute Project is in its final year! This project has moved 3 miles of trail from wandering along city streets and pavement into forest. The project also adds 13 miles of new trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail system by building the Van Sickle Connector Trail and the Daggett North East Loop!
Volunteers are needed to complete this final mile from 9am to 4pm on July 9, 13, 16, 20, and 23, 2013.
Concentration. Strength. Agility. Finesse.
Rock climbers own these skills that translate into the rest of their lives. read more →
He’s on a mission. Alan Masters of South Lake Tahoe, shown here on top of Mt Tallac, is hiking the entire 2,650-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.
His goal is to raise $2.65 million for the Northern California Inland Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by touching the lives of $100,000 people and urging them to donate a penny per mile. I’m in. Are you? read more →
Learn about Lake Tahoe mountaineering, how to snowshoe efficiently, and the inside scoop on new work on the Tahoe Rim Trail during the free Trail Talks all winter.
Head to Tahoe Meadows/Ophir Creek on February 19, 2013 from 11:30am-1:00pm for an interactive snowshoe walk and talk and that will cover Tahoe Rim Trail improvements, education and experience.
The Rim to Reno Trail System will provide more than 20 miles of new trail connecting the existing trails in the vicinity of Mount Rose and creating a new system that includes loop trails along with the connector trail to Reno.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association every Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm until October 20, 2012.
Enjoy vistas of Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Meadows atop Relay Peak at 10,338 feet, the high point on the Tahoe Rim Trail with other TRTA members on September 29th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bring a head lamp for this strenuous 9 mile hike. The only catch…you must be a TRTA member to go on this free hike.
Experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of Lake Tahoe by moonlight during these summer full moon hikes led by experienced Tahoe Rim Trail guides. All hikes start at the Tahoe Meadows trail head.
If you’ve wanted to try backpacking, but weren’t quite sure how to get started check out the Tahoe Rim Trail Backcountry Trails Camp on Aug 10-12 and Backpacking 101 on Aug 25 and 26, 2012.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people, work up a sweat, enjoy a few nights out under the stars, and show your appreciation and support for the Tahoe Rim Trail. read more →
The Tahoe Rim Trail is offering a Women’s Backpacking 101 course over the weekend of July 28-29, 2012, starting at the Big Meadow Trailhead in South Lake Tahoe.
Led by volunteer Tahoe Rim Trail guides and experienced backpackers, the class will introduce the basics of backpacking, trip planning, how to pack, bear awareness, campsite selection and set up, meal preparation and Leave No Trace principles. read more →
Enjoy a profusion of birds and wildflowers during free guided hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail in July.
Bring your binoculars to learn more about the Mountain Bluebird, Red-Breasted Sapsucker, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Pine Grosbeak, as you stroll through flower-covered alpine meadows.
The April Spring Speaker Series presentations will include information for everybody, but, in particular, we will give attention to hikers and mountain bikers. We will give you the best information on where to go, what to bring with you and how to have fun while respecting others and the environment. REI-Reno is pleased to partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the return of the April Speakers Series.
Admission to each presentation in the series is FREE and will be held at REI Reno, 2225 Harvard Way every Wednesday in April from 6:30pm – 8 pm.
Epic Sierra provides affordable adventure travel options for teens in the heart of the Sierra Nevada.
For the 2012 summer, Epic Sierra will offer “Wild West Slope” a 7-day program that takes teens on an adventure along the Highway 49 corridor.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for volunteer trail building workdays in Stateline, Nevada in South Lake Tahoe on the Daggett Summit Trail Project. Workdays are Tuesdays and Saturdays (9:00 am to 4:00 pm). Learn new skills, meet like minded trail enthusiasts, and give back to your community by joining a volunteer trail crew!
You can’t beat the views, invigorating fresh air and camaraderie as you hike the famous Tahoe Rim Trail that encircles Lake Tahoe along the crest.
From wildflower and birding hikes and even a family astronomy hike, join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for free guided hikes this summer.
The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to The American River Conservancy to help children and families explore the outdoors.
The Conservancy uses best available science, volunteers and partnerships to preserve rivers, land and the life they support. Through education and recreation, the Conservancy inspires the care of natural landscapes for future generations.
This easy hike along 1.2 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail is designed to introduced kids, (and adults) to hiking at night and dispel myths about the nocturnal animals that get a bad rap at Halloween.
The Hoots, Howls & Growls Family Fun Hike at Tahoe Meadows will be a scream. Don’t miss it Friday, October 29, starting at 5:30pm.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on a free leisurely hike to Galena Falls on August 21 starting at 10am.
The hike starts with a climb up and heads over a ridge and through the forest to a cascading waterfall. Followed by a moderate climb to a high mountain meadow, you will be rewarded with the gift of brilliant blooms; the result of late spring snow.
Here is one Happy Hiker’s account of his time spent on the Tahoe Rim Trail as he became a member of the “165 Mile Club”.
The Tahoe Rim Trail is waiting for you. Make 2010 the year you hike it.
Lake Tahoe at Its Finest – The Tahoe Rim Trail by Jim Mrazek, El Dorado Hills, CA
Hopefully, you’ll never need to know what to do if you get lost out in a Sierra winter. But it’s better to know what to do just in case.
Members of the nonprofit, all-volunteer Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team (TNSRT) will lead an easy snowshoe and cross-country ski trek to cover planning and preparation, proper dress and equipment, emergency shelters, etc on December 12 at Sorensen’s in Hope Valley.
Galileo’s Dream was for everyone to own and/or look through one of his telescopes to see the wonders in the heavens that he saw.
Now, you can be part of the dream and celebrate the Galilean Telescope’s 400th anniversary with a star party at Sand Harbor State Park on December 12 and 13 provided by Space Science for Schools in Incline Village.
Did you know… Lake Tahoe is a sacred site, similar to Mount Shasta?
We always knew this place was special.
Now we can learn why it’s important – or better yet – why we’re compelled to connect with our natural landscape during two sacred site hikes in August lead by Peter Tongue.
Learn skills you hope you NEVER have to use.
He’s been doing it for 30 years.
IFMGA guide Bela Vadasz, who started Alpine Skills International located in Truckee was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).
Have you always wanted to take the little ones backpacking but you don’t know how? If so, then this is the perfect class for you.
Tim Hauserman, in partnership with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, will be teaching a class-series on how to introduce backpacking to your children.
Fred Beckey is an American climbing legend.
He has climbed more first ascents than any other person in history. At age 86 he still climbs and pursues first ascents around the world.
Beckey will share his life of adventure through his photos and film on March 14th in South Shore.
He’s a technical consultant for mountain films, rock climber, and an ambassador for Patagonia. Imagine what stories he has to tell.
Join Bean Bowers on January 22nd at Sawtooth Ridge for an adventure film show. It’s free too!
Don’t miss this exciting night of high altitude adventures with Adrian Ballinger from Marmot and the owner of Alpenglow Expeditions on December 11.
Fred Beckey is an American climbing legend.
He has climbed more first ascents than any other person in history.