Give Back Tahoe: Tahoe Rim Trail Association maintains world-renowned path |

Give Back Tahoe: Tahoe Rim Trail Association maintains world-renowned path

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is a non-profit organization, whose 35 year history has built and maintained what is now the world-renowned Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).

This 170+ mile, single track, multi-use trail system, travels peak to peak along the Sierra Nevada mountain range circumnavigating Lake Tahoe.

As the USFS's primary partner responsible for building and maintaining the TRT, the TRTA is dedicated to preserving the iconic landscapes and flora and fauna that make the trail so memorable and building the next generation of trail stewards.

This is accomplished through a variety of trail work projects, backcountry skill courses, youth programming, trail talks, guided outings, and volunteer trainings.

The renowned trail system was only made possible through the dedicated support of 15,000 volunteers who contributed over 200,000 hours to complete the trail from 1984 to 2001.

Today, the TRTA recruits and manages 400 volunteers annually who give roughly 18,000 volunteer hours, to maintain, enhance, and preserve the trail. Volunteers are always needed on and off the trail to fill a wide range of roles.

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We invite you to support the Tahoe Rim Trail by becoming a member and joining us for a volunteer workday, guided hike, and the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge program.

Workdays take place most Tuesdays and Saturdays from mid-June to October, go from 9:00am-4:00pm, and no experience is necessary!

Space is still available for youth ages 14-17 to have an unforgettable adventure on the TRT by signing them up for Youth Backcountry Camp taking place July 31st-August 2nd. Please visit for additional information and to sign up!