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Community asked to vote on name of new Kings Beach trail

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Over 80 trail names were submitted by the community following the request for suggestions by the organizations building a new flow trail in Kings Beach.

The U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Tahoe Fund and the North Tahoe Public Utility District have narrowed the entries down to three finalists and are now asking the community to vote for the new trail name through July 8.

Votes can be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KingsBeachFinalists

“Before you earn your turns along this new trail, I hope you take ownership in its name,” said Jeff Marsolais, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor. “We are excited to share, along with partners who helped make this happen, another great flow trail in our Lake Tahoe Basin system.”

The three trail names the community is asked to vote on include:

Beaver Tail

Flow Rider

Kings Run

The three finalists were selected because of their relevance to the trail and where it is being built – “Beaver Tail” because the trailhead is located off the Beaver Street Forest Service access road, “Flow Rider” because the trail was designed as a flow-style trail, and “Kings Run” as a nod to the trail’s location in Kings Beach.

The trail name with the most votes will be announced 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the new trail’s ribbon cutting and grand opening. Those interested in attending the ribbon cutting and trail opening are encouraged to park at the Beaver Street Trailhead and ride or walk up to the trail.

Thanks to a regional collaborative effort between the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, the Truckee Tahoe Airport, the U.S. Forest Service, the nonprofit Tahoe Fund and the North Tahoe Public Utility District, Kings Beach’s newest multi-use trail with mountain bike features is being built for public use.

The trail and parking improvements will be accessible from the Forest Service access road off of Beaver Street.