Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge

Enrollment for the 2017 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge opens May 1st!

Welcome! This is Your Virtual Trailhead where you can access everything Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Download maps, track your challenges, and connect with other Challengers through the Trail Challenge Facebook group. Let’s get started!

Become your own guide on the Tahoe Rim Trail

How it works

Once enrolled, challengers, download this year’s six challenges below! Each challenge has two options: A. Trail Blazer or B. Trail Explorer. Trail Blazers, expect routes that are between 1-5 miles and usually of easy to moderate nature. Trail Explorers, routes will be anywhere from 5-13 miles and are a bit more strenuous. Whichever route you select the scenery will not disappoint!

Challengers can choose to either hike, bike, or ride the challenges (note: some routes may limit use of bikes or horses). After completion, track your accomplishments here to be entered into monthly drawings to win fun raffle prizes and swag. If you complete all six challenges you will receive an exclusive Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge patch. As a challenger, you will be invited to special Challenges of the Month and the Trail Challenge Facebook group. Don’t miss out on all the fun we have planned this season on the Tahoe Rim Trail!

Why become a Trail Challenger

The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is designed to expose novice and seasoned hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to new trails and access points found on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The Challenge is a fun, self-guided introduction to six easy and moderate routes (changed annually) which explore stunning vistas, wildflowers, meadows, historical sites, and alpine lakes. The Challenge is a great opportunity to gather your friends, family members, co-workers, or four legged pals and discover unforgettable parts of the trail together! We give you the map and info; you go on your own time, at your own pace and have all the enjoyment! 

National Trails Day

Gather your friends & family for a fun day exploring trails and getting outdoors! We will be hosting our annual National Trails Day on June 3, 2017.

This FREE event is open to the public and will include: access to nearby trails, Leave No Trace activities, educational talks & booths related to the outdoors, FREE gear demos, FREE giveaways and a special appearance from TRTA trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot! We’ll also be kicking off our 2017 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. Come spend the nation’s largest celebration of trails with us!

Learn More

Join our Facebook Group!

4 months ago

Kelly Bailey

Hello from the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge! - Our 2016 season has ended and we hope everyone enjoyed exploring the trails and the beauty of the Lake Tahoe area. Please look for information regarding our 2017 season enrollment in early April. If you have any questions, please call our office at 775-298-4485 or email us at info@tahoerimtrail.org.

Thanks and we'll see ya in the Spring!
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Want to Join a Team?

Sponsors are eligible to have employees, friends, and families become part of a Trail Challenge Team. If you have already formed a team and need to enroll Click Here.


If you would like more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge team contact us at info@tahoerimtrail.org

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Track Your Challenge

Challenge #1

Van Sickle Waterfall

Challenge #2

Page Meadows

Challenge #3

Martis Peak

Challenge #4

Big Meadow

Challenge #5

Tahoe Meadows

Challenge #6

Castle Rock

Photo Contest

You might say the Tahoe Rim Trail is pretty photogenic. So, we’re running a photo contest! We would love to see your images from the Trail. Click the button below for rules and more info.