The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) has multiple opportunities in the first quarter of 2015 for members and non members to try their hand at snowshoeing on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

After my first Snowshoe adventure last week I was seeking out places to go snowshoeing and was excited to share these guided tours that the TRTA provides many times for free in the next few months. If you are visiting Tahoe or if you live in the area this is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy one of the best trails in the United States during the winter.

The TRTA runs a year long program of guided hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Most open invites have limited space so registration is required prior to the event in order to join the hike / snowshoe adventure.

Starting with National Winter Trail Days on January 10th 2015, the Association is set to guide 11 separate treks before the end of March 2015. Some hikes are for members only but multiple hikes are open invites.

The TRTA has a complete calendar and registration available online. (Calender)

Highlights of some of the Treks:

Jan. 10 – NWTD Celebration Trek with Explore Tahoe

Jan. 31 – Echo Lakes Snowshoe Trek with Sugar Pine Foundation

Feb. 21 – Kings and Queens Snowshoe Trek, Castle Rock Loop

Feb. 28 – Meet Legendary Snowshoe Thompson Snowshoe Trek

March 14 – Snowshoe Trek to Martis Peak Lookout

March 21 – Wonders of Winter Snowshoe Trek with TINS

The TRTA would like to remind everyone that is going out to enjoy a winter trek to prepare properly. on all Sierra Hikes travelers should consider this list a basic list to review before starting. On each of their guided treks this list is recommended for each event.

What to Bring (The Essentials)
  • Insulating Clothes – We suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin.
    • Warm fleece layer
    • Wind breaker/ warm jacket
  • Comfortable, waterproof winter boots
  • Snowshoes-there are multiple places around Tahoe region that will rent you Snowshoes for your trek if you are needing snowshoes.
  • Trekking poles- if desired
  • Water (At least one liter per person)
  • Snacks (trail-mix and Cliff Bars are always a good choice)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Any First Aid items that is required for your well-being (personal medications, epi-pens).  Please be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with the guides.

Grab some friends or just grab some snowshoes and join the group. The TRTA group is a great guide group to get your feet wet on snowshoeing the Tahoe Rim Trail.