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Upcoming Events, Tahoe Regional Trails Strategy, 2023 Trail Projects, Donor Appreciation, and more!
This Saturday, April 1 “″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-saferedirecturl=””>Bijou Bike Park fundraiser at South Lake Brew Co.  Come along to support ongoing work at the Bike Park, including paving the small pump track! Share your love by posting your favorite photos from Bijou Bike Park and tagging @tambatahoe.

  • April 22 – South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Celebration at Lake Tahoe Community College – Bring the family out to check out the free Earth Day Festival and stop by the TAMBA booths
  • May 19 – TAMBA Spring Party @ Heavenly Cal Lodge – Stay tuned for more details!
  • May 27 – TAMBA Spring Fundraiser at the beautiful 4 H Camp at Stateline NV.
  • June 24-25 – Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival! Yes, it’s happening! The route may change, but we won’t let a little snow stop us.
  • September 10 – Rose to Toads
  • October 7 – Corral Night Ride



We need your help to show support for this long term trails strategy.

TRPA recently released the Tahoe Regional Trails Strategy for the Tahoe Basin and is looking for feedback and comments to help guide the next steps and to share with Land Managers.  Please take the time to email your comments to and identify trails and trailheads you strongly support.  Future ideas for trails and projects include proposals such as: Big Meadow CG to Warr trail, Corral Uphill trail, Heavenly to High Meadows, upgrade Chimney Beach trail, and several trail connections along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe including singletrack from Emerald Bay to Meeks Bay.  Your voice is needed to show support for future trails and trailheads.
The comment period is open through March 31, 2023.

A coalition of Tahoe partners developed a Regional Trails Strategy, which creates a vision for a connected and accessible trail network that spans land managed by numerous agencies and links Tahoe’s backcountry, front country, and urban trail systems. TAMBA was instrumental in helping create this shared vision for a world-class trail network.

Nearly 90% of the land in the Tahoe Basin is owned and managed by public agencies like the USDA Forest Service, State Parks, state land conservancies, and other public agencies.

Congratulations and Farewell to Patrick

We are happy to share that our Trail Director, Patrick Parsel, has been offered an exciting new career opportunity with the Inyo National Forest.  We say farewell to Patrick with a lot of pride and wish him the best in his new role. We know he will be an amazing asset to their team, just as he has been to ours.  Patrick has long had a strong connection to the East Side of the Sierra Nevadas, and this job will provide an opportunity to utilize his many talents to enhance recreation in that area.
Patrick’s leadership with Tahoe trail building and maintenance has been unmatched. Patrick was instrumental in the creation of many of our favorite trails, including Stumpy Super G, Tyrolian, Stanford Rock, Meeks Ridge, Lost Lake, and Caldor fire repairs. We will miss Patrick’s smile, leadership, and professionalism on the trail each day.
We are hiring a Trails Director to fill his position. Apply today or share with someone that may be interested.

2023 Trail Projects

The 2023 field season is coming soon (hopefully)! We have exciting projects around the lake planned for this year. Here is a quick snapshot of what we’ll be up to:

  • Bijou Bike Park – Plan for Tuneup Tuesday’s every week (weather dependent) starting late April through November. Come on out each week at 6pm and help us keep the bike park in top shape!
  • Caldor Fire Repairs – Continuing repairs where we left off last Fall, including removing trees, fixing retaining walls, reconstructing the trail tread, and replacing signs.
  • Incline Lake Trails Upgrades – The Forest Service adopted the social trails in the Incline Lake area by Mount Rose Summit.  Work will include upgrades on those trails, including improving signage, repairing bridges and BMP’s around sensitive stream areas.
  • Lower Stinger Reroute – TAMBA received a NV OHV grant to help re-route the lower 1.5 miles of the Stinger Trail so it no longer finishes in a suburban neighborhood, but will instead end at a better developed trailhead off Sewer Plant Road. It will have 300 vertical feet more descending and incorporate some great lake views and fun features.
  • Lower Tyrolian Reroute – Finishing the reroute of the bottom half mile of Tyrolian that crosses back to the east side of Incline Creek and incorporates some more technical features instead of the flatter pedal among the homes.
  • Meeks Ridge Trail – Continuing the new trail that will connect from Meeks Bay up to the Lost Lake Trail and will follow the ridge line to the north of Meeks Meadow. There was an old logging road on this route that we will be replacing with about 4 miles of singletrack and will make for a fun 10-12 mile loop when completed next year.
  • Road 73 Bypass – We’ll be continuing construction of a singletrack option on the north shore by Tahoe City to avoid Road 73 (Fiberboard freeway) for those going from Beartrap Connector (#17E14) up to Whoop Dee Doo or the TRT.
  • Tunnel Creek Singletrack – Breaking ground on a new singletrack trail connecting the Incline Flume at Tunnel Creek Road down to the bottom of Tunnel Creek Road. This project is due to a great partnership between NV State Parks, the Great Basin Institute, the Tahoe Fund and a NV RTP Grant.
  • General Trail Maintenance – In addition to the projects listed here, we’ll of course be doing regular maintenance on trails throughout the Basin including clearing trees, removing brush and fixing erosion issues.

Stay up to date as volunteer days are scheduled by keeping an eye on our calendar.

Finally, if you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer, keep an eye out for our early-season training.  We are looking to schedule an introductory class in May and will update the calendar when we lock in the date.


Photos: Left to Right
1) TAMBA crew working on the Lower Tyrolian trail
2) New bridge on Armstrong Connector
3) Laying out the Kaspian Rim
4) Rose to Toads early start on the Flume TrailWe want to see your photos! Tag @tambatahoe or use #TambaTahoe

Please let us know if you come across downed trees or trail damage this spring by sending us an email at Please include as accurate of a location as you can, approximate diameter of tree(s) and a photo is very helpful!

Thank You to Our 2022 Donors