Tahoe Rim Trail Association schedules maintenance work on Trail

Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM PDT
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The Tahoe Rim Trail is getting busy with the warming temperatures, but it's not as ready for visitors as it would be ideally. The pandemic has pushed back the maintenance work usually done by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

"It's a little different than normal, you know. A lot of the bathrooms aren't open. Garbage isn't getting picked up," said TRTA executive director Morgan Steel. "So we're really trying to do a lot of education around making sure people are packing in and packing out their garbage. Coming prepared to trail heads knowing where they're going. Having maps, having those resources."

The TRTA plans to begin that maintenance work on June 21st, but needs help from the community to address the problem areas of the 165-mile trail.

"There are going to be places where the trail is really narrow and sloughed off, down trees, narrow tread. Things like that," added Steel. "You can go on to our website and report to our trail conditions page.

That's really what's going to be most helpful and a great way to have an impact and make a difference."

It's a good way to get outside and get some exercise, but you are encouraged to do it safely.

"Those same rules apply out on the trail, so if you're going to wear a mask, you might want to consider bringing one with you," continued Steel. "Just keeping that six foot distance is important; making sure you have the maps you need ahead of time. We often supply those at the trail head, and that kind of creates a big touch point where there's lots of different people utilizing that one spot."

You're encouraged to print out those maps beforehand. You can do that and get more information at

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