Our late snow melt is providing impeccable hiking conditions all summer! Reno Tahoe has the perfect combo: spring’s rolling green hills with late blossoming flowers and summer’s warm weather.
This July, join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for FREE guided hikes every week. There are hikes for all abilities so anyone can discover this fun and easy way to exercise, socialize and visit beautiful vistas during the summer months in the Tahoe Basin.
Saturday, July 9 – Grandma, Grandpa & Me Hikes
10am, at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead
10am, at the Big Meadows Trailhead
Happening at two locations due to popular demand, kids will learn about neighboring animals, their habitat and wilderness safety on this unforgettable adventure.
Saturday, July 9 – Castle Rock
8am, at the Kingsbury Grade North Trailhead
Hike the awe-inspiring Tahoe Rim Trail over rolling terrain with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe along the way to Castle Rock.
Saturday, July 16 – Dardanelles Lake
8am, at the Big Meadows Trailhead
Passing through shallow creeks, strikingly beautiful cliffs and the Big Meadow, you’ll reach the Dardanelles Lakes.
Saturday, July 23 – Echo Lakes
8am, at Echo Summit North Trailhead
This 10.6 mile trek will pass spectacular granite formations, allowing you to enjoy the deep blue surface of Lower and Upper Echo Lakes.
Sunday, July 24 – Birds, Views and Falls
7am, at the Mount Rose Trailhead
Hike from the Mount Rose Trailhead to Galena Falls to enjoy the birds and soak in great views before arriving at Galena Falls and the surrounding alpine meadows. Possible avian participants are Green-tailed Towhee, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird and MacGillivray’s Warbler.
Saturday, July 30 – Barker Pass
8am, at the Barker Pass Trailhead
Not only will you enjoy some great vistas and wildflowers on this hike, but you will also learn how TRTA Trail Builders build and maintain this incredible trail. Don’t worry, this is a “hands-off” trail building lesson.
THREE PEAKS IN THREE WEEKS
Friday, July 15 – Mt. Rose
7am, at the Mt. Rose Parking Plaza and Trailhead
Friday, July 22 – Freel Peak
6:30am, at the Big Meadows Trailhead
Friday, July 29 – Mt. Tallac
7am, at the Glenn Alpine Trailhead.
FULL MOON HIKES – TRTA Members Only
Friday, July 15
7:30pm, at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead
Not a member of the TRTA? Join! Afterwards, enjoy a three mile moonlit tromp through the Tahoe Meadows up to the Tahoe Basin ridge. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while slowing down to enjoy the flora and fauna and to explore with your nighttime senses.
You must register in advance for these summer hikes. Online registration is now required for all TRTA programs and can be completed on the TRTA website at www.tahoerimtrail.org. For more information call 775-298-0012 or email Tom at email@example.com.
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