Project: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit - United States Forest Service
Note: This was originally incorrectly listed as being in Humboldt-Toiyabe NF
Incline Flume Trail
Activities: For many summers the Trail Center has volunteered with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) to work trail for thru-hikers. This year we will be working in a different part of the Sierra, and in a different state!
For our annual summer trip to the Sierras, we will work with Friends of Incline Trails (FIT), Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) to continue work on the Incline Flume Trail, near Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The trail is in the process of becoming an "authorized" USFS trail and will be a multi-use trail. This project was started last year, and will open a historical flume route in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the USFS as a multiple-use trail between Mt. Rose Highway above Incline Village and the northern edge of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park at Tunnel Creek Road.
The location is near the Mt. Rose Campground (elev. 9300 feet), on State Hwy 431 (Mt. Rose Hwy) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Detailed directions will be provided later to volunteers, but here is a map that includes the expected camping, staging and work areas. Volunteers will need to arrive by Thursday evening to set up camp. We will work on Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. Details on whether volunteers will need to pay something towards food and/or camping are being determined.
This trip is recommended for experienced volunteers who enjoy camping and understand the need to get acclimated in order to work at higher elevations (consider coming a day or two early). While the terrain may be fairly flat, you can expect a hike to and from the work site each day. Summer Sierra trail work has always been a delightful and rich experience, even more fun than our local trail days. If you love the trails and the mountains, this trip has room for 20 volunteers, so if you are interested please submit an email to our volunteer coordinator via the link below.