This 25th Anniversary (seventh) edition of Alpine Sierra Trailblazer includes the new Hope Valley Rim Trail, a 33-mile route that takes in all the streams, rivers and passes around the Sierra’s most pristine meadowlands. A historic tour of Markleeville joins five other new trailheads, dozens of fresh photographs, and a new color insert in this completely revised and updated 2016 edition.
Trailblazer also directs adventurers to the Yosemite High Country, all around Lake Tahoe, Grover Hot Springs, Carson Pass, Monitor Pass, Carson River, Wolf Creek, Ebbetts Pass, Bear Valley, Kirkwood, Mokelumne River, plus Desolation Wilderness, Sonora Pass, Bodie, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass. Available at Sorensen’s Resort.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the annual National Trails Day® event on Saturday, June 4th, 2016, from 9am-NOON at Spooner Lake State Park. This free event is open to the public and will include: access to nearby trails, Leave No Trace activities, educational talks & booths related to the outdoors, free gear demos, free giveaways and a special appearance from TRTA trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot.
To protect nesting peregrine falcons, certain climbing routes on Donner Summit’s Black Wall are closed until mid-summer.
Each year, volunteers with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and Access Fund monitor Donner Summit climbing areas for nesting raptors. A peregrine falcon nest with chicks has been located at the recently conserved Black Wall climbing area.
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 summer camps. 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.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering free guided snowshoe treks along the famous trail that winds 165 miles around Lake Tahoe. From enchanting forests to mesmerizing vistas and towering peaks, it’s no wonder everyone loves this trail. These snowshoe hikes are great for all abilities (shorter hikes are appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise and socialize during the winter months in Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS Saturday and Sunday, Dec 5-6, 2015 from 8:00am- 5:00pm. This course will provide individuals with a foundation in important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.
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.
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.
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for volunteer trail building workdays in Stateline, Nevada in South Lake Tahoe at Van Sickle. Learn new skills, meet like minded trail enthusiasts, and give back to your community by joining a volunteer trail crew! read more →
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 which will be held near Armstrong Pass on August 28th through August 30th.
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 →
Enjoy birds, fall colors, big forests of Sugar Pine and breathtaking views during free guided hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail during August and September.
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.
Are you a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenger looking for a guided experience as you complete your 6 challenge hikes?
If so, then join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on challenge site #3! This challenge hike is moderate in difficulty with a total elevation of 1,000 feet. read more →
Experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of Lake Tahoe by moonlight during these summer full moon hikes led by experienced Tahoe Rim Trail guides. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while slowing down to enjoy inspiring views as the moon rises over Lake Tahoe, flora and fauna, current happenings in the natural world and nighttime senses. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water.
Experience the beauty that fall offers in Lake Tahoe on this full moon hike at Brockway Vista on September 26, 2015. We will begin our trek watching the sunset and the moon rise as we hike up to a stunning vista that will wind through a beautiful wooded forest. Expect a casually paced hike for all ages. Don’t worry, we’ll have headlamps on standby!
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.
The annual march up to Round Top and Winnemucca Lakes to view the wildflowers is on!
My mom dragged me up here Saturday, leashed. So embarrassing, but it was easier for us to stop and smell the miles and miles of mountain heather. I’m in love.
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.
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 Saturday January 10, 2015 from 10am – 12pm at Sorensen’s in Hope Valley.
Wednesday, October 14, 2014 the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) will celebrate the completion of new trail to the Mt. Houghton Summit from the Tahoe Rim Trail at Relay Ridge. This new trail is the final phase of the multi-year Rim to Reno Project that connected the Tahoe Rim Trail to communities in Northern Nevada by building trail from Mt. Rose to the Thomas Creek Trailhead.
The new .7 miles of trail to Mt. Houghton Summit increases recreational access in the Mt. Rose area and protects Tahoe Draba, an endemic species found only in a few sites in the Tahoe Basin. Trail building was a summer long endeavor with over 100 volunteers and more than 2,000 hours contributed.
Help continue to maintain and build the trail like no other by coming out and volunteering for one, or a few, of these work days. Choose a day for your group to sign up for and contact us so we can set your group up for a fun filled day of being outside and making a difference. No experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome to join.
Do you prefer leisurely “Lakeside Rambles” or a 3-day backpacking trip?
Both? You’re in luck!
His deep love of the Sierras drives his passions.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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
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.
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.