Our Mission:
The Carson Valley Trails Association is a non-profit, volunteer based organization working with partners to provide access to public lands
through a recreational trail system for present and future generations to enjoy.

Welcome to the CVTA website!


New Pinyon Trail Grand Opening, Saturday March 14th!

Pinyon Trail Grand Opening
Click here to view flyer in .pdf format


CVTA Annual Meeting & Social

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m.
At the new Douglas County Community & Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville
Free — Open to the Public — Invite a friend!

Displays, refreshments, no-host bar & more! Find out about current & future trails
projects, upcoming events & how YOU can get involved.

Download the event flyer (.pdf).


Winter 2015 Newsletter

Our Winter 2015 newsletter is now available! Read it here (.pdf)


Eagle Scout Projects Completed

Nate Finley completed his Eagle Scout Project with Troop 226 this past January 31st
on the Bently-Kirman Tract Trail. Nate supervised the construction of 30 feet of boardwalk
along a short floodplain channel that can be muddy or wet. The project was located  1/4
mile from the trailhead.

Nate received all of his funding for the lumber and hardware through donations from family
and friends. "Since I began Cub Scouts at six years old, my goal has been to become an
Eagle Scout.  I would like to thank all of my supporters for helping me, including Bently
Agrodynamics, The Nature Conservancy, Carson Valley Trails Association, fellow scouts,
friends and family."

Nate Finley Eagle Scout Project

Symon DeWitt finished his Eagle Scout Project with Troop 411 on January 17th on the Bently-Kirman Tract Trail. “I would like to thank all of the individuals who helped me along the way to complete a project that benefits our community", Symon said. He coordinated the project with the Carson Valley Trails Association to construct an additional 30 feet of boardwalk along the first loop of the trail system. Working alongside many fellow scouts, friends and family, Symon added the additional boardwalk onto an existing 25 feet of boardwalk that was completed last summer by fellow scout Kyle Camara. Symon received most of the materials from the Home Depot at a discounted rate with additional funding provided by the Carson Valley Lions Club and Rotary Club of Minden. The boardwalk serves to keep the feet of trail users dry when the area becomes muddy or underwater.

Eagle Scout Project


Hike with Snowshoe Thompson on the Fay-Luther Trail

2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015
FREE — Open to the public
Meet at the Fay-Luther Trailhead

For details, see the event flyer (.pdf).


Get involved – Join the CVTA Board!

We are seeking CVTA members who are committed to CVTA’s mission and vision
and are ready to make a contribution to the leadership of the organization as member
of the CVTA Board of Directors.

Mission: CVTA is a volunteer based nonprofit organization working with partners to
provide access to public lands through a recreational trail system for present and
future generations to enjoy.

Vision: Communities connected to nature through a system of trails. 

If you are interested in being nominated to the CVTA Board of Directors, please fill out
the CVTA Board Member Application and mail it to the address listed on the application.
The application outlines the responsibilities of serving on the CVTA board and will provide
the nominations committee with information about the interests, skills and available time
of prospective board members. Nominations are ongoing and we invite interested CVTA
members to apply. For more information, send an email to info@carsonvalleytrails.org.


Hike For Health Trail Adventure Day

Thanks to everyone who participated and to those who helped organize the Hike for Health Trail Adventure Day!

2014 Hike for Health Trail Adventure Day
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Genoa Trail System

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Genoa Loop
Genoa Loop


Fay-Luther Trail System

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Summertime in Carson ValleyGrand View Loop


Bently-Kirman Tract Trail

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Summertime in Carson ValleyCarson River

River Fork Ranch Trail System

One mile east of Genoa. View photos

Summertime in Carson ValleyEast Brockliss Loop

Clear Creek Trail

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Clear Creek TrailClear Creek Trail


Pinyon Trail

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Pinyon TrailPinyon Trail


CVTA is on Facebook

Find us on Facebook!


The CVTA has a Facebook page! Be sure to click "like" if you want to stay up-to-date on project developments, trail building opportunities, hiking events, and many other exciting happenings with the CVTA!

Mark your Calendar!

April 22nd
Trail Maintenance


April 25th
Trail Maintenance


more events...