Pony Express riders relay mail service from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA crossing the future Tahoe Rim Trail at Kingsbury Grade and Echo Summit
The Lake Tahoe Forest Reserve is established by President William McKinley prior to the establishment of the United State Forest Service
The Desolation Valley Primitive Area, now known as Desolation Wilderness, is established
The Wilderness Act is passed which allowed the designation of Desolation Wilderness (1969), Granite Chief Wilderness (1984) and Mount Rose Wilderness (1989)
The National Trails System Act is enacted to direct the establishment of National Scenic, National Recreation (and via a 1978 amendment) National Historic Trails
The Spooner Lake & Backcountry section of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is established
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is created from portions of the Tahoe, Eldorado, and Toiyabe National Forests
Tahoe Rim Trail founder Glen Hampton, a USFS Recreation Officer, envisioned a 150 Mile Loop following the ridge tops of Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Rim Trail Fund formed and was granted non-profit 501c3 status
Turned the first dirt on the trail! Construction began at Luther Pass.
First trailhead completed at Big Meadow, CA
First interpretive trail at Tahoe Meadows complete
After 17 years and over 200,000 volunteer hours, the 150 mile loop was complete at the California/Nevada stateline on the north shore of Lake Tahoe; the Tahoe Rim Trail is officially declared open!
First Tahoe Rim Trail website goes live!
The TRTA helps with new 1,000 mile trail construction project at sister trail organization in Lake Baikal, Russia.
96 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail are dedicated as a National Recreational Trail.
First goats used for pack support on trail work brushing the trail corridor.
TRTA launches new website.
TRTA celebrates 25 years, 165 miles completed.
TRTA hosts its first Youth Backcountry Camps.
Tahoe City reroute project is completed.
1,000th member joins the 165 mile club!
Trail crews kick off summer breaking ground on the Daggett Summit Reroute project.
Ultra runner, Killian Jornet sets fastest supported thru hike record at 38 hours, and 36 minutes.
Rim to Reno trail project breaks ground after epic Tahoe winter.
Van Sickle Bi-State Park which straddles both California and Nevada is open to the public.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge kicks-off its inaugural year.
Tahoe Rim Trail awarded “Best Place to Hike” in North Lake Tahoe/Truckee’s “Best Of” competition.
Rim to Reno trail project is completed to Mt. Houghton.
Trevor Thomas becomes the first blind hiker to complete the trail along with his guide dog, Tennille.
TRTA receives its largest bequest gift from Stephen S. Ball Estate.
TRTA is designated as a Service Enterprise by Nevada Volunteers recognizing the TRTA leverages volunteers and their skills in all operations successfully to deliver its mission.
Google Trekker aka “Googie” travels approximately 100 miles of the Tahoe Rim Trail by volunteer power. Google street view will be live summer 2017.
5 years after the program’s inception, the TRTA announces the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is now FREE for everyone.