Tahoe Rim Trail Assoc.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship, and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region.


The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is the primary steward for the Tahoe Rim Trail. This trail is one of the most iconic and beautiful long-distance recreation trails in the world. The 165+ mile single-track trail is open to hiking, equestrians, and mountain biking (in most areas). The trail circumnavigates the ridge lines of the Lake Tahoe Basin, crossing six counties, four National Forests, three wilderness areas, two states and one state park. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association also manages approximately 30 miles of side and connector trails. The entire Tahoe Rim Trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail (aside from approximately 50 miles that are co-located with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) and is therefore part of the National Trails System.

Program Details

Trail Construction and Maintenance
The backbone of our volunteer programs, volunteer workdays allow the TRTA to develop and implement dozens of projects every year to construct new trail connections, mitigate environmental damage, train members of our community and improve the experience of recreating on trails in our community.
Outdoor Programs and Education
Outdoor Programs and Trail Education opportunities host and support a variety of ways to engage the local community in trail activities that foster an appreciation of the natural resources the Tahoe Basin affords. This work helps to build and inspire the next generation of trail stewards who will appreciate and conserve public lands not only within the Tahoe Basin, but throughout the country. Programs are varied but include a variety of youth programs, a range of Guided Hikes, and Trail Talks on trail-related subjects. Each opportunity calls attention to backcountry ethics, Leave No Trace Principles, and ways trail users can steward the places they love!
Primary Issue
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
PO Box 3267
Stateline, NV 89449
United States
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