Tahoe Rim Trail opens new section | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Rim Trail opens new section

Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org for more details.

INCLINE VILLAGE ” A new 4.5-mile section of Tahoe Rim Trail in Tahoe City is now open. The new reroute, developed by The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, incorporates scenic views of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River at Thunder Cliffs.

Designers implemented a more environmentally sensitive layout, according to the Trail Association, as the trail was built to lessen erosion impact from riders and to avoid wildlife migration areas.

Groundbreaking for the new section was held in October 2007, and the new trail was built by the Nevada Conservation Corps and Tahoe Rim Trail Association volunteers in just one year. The section is now open and is located one-half mile up the existing Tahoe Rim Trail out of the Tahoe City North Trailhead off Highway 89, on Fairway Drive just west of Highway 28.

Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians are invited to join the TRTA at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at info@tahoerimtrail.org or (775) 298-0012, or visit the website at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is a nonprofit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada ” The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, will host an end of season workday on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. celebrating volunteers and the hard work they have contributed this year.

The workday will begin at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead off Highway 431 nine miles north of Incline Village, Nev. All volunteers are welcome and lunch will be provided.

The work party will concentrate on improving the conditions of the current trail and on rerouting certain sections in order to lessen the environmental strain of trail use.

To participate, please register on our online events calendar at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or by calling Ben at (775) 298-0239. Volunteers must wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, boots and work gloves; bring sunscreen, bug spray and plenty of water. Check the weather reports and bring additional clothing as necessary. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will provide hard hats and all trail tools.

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