Carson Valley Trails Association

Connecting people to the outdoors through a system of trails

66 miles of trails and counting. 6 unique trail systems. Year-round access to outdoor recreation.

(Click on a trail marker for more information about that trail)  

What to expect through the four seasons.
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Support Our Trails

As a non-profit group run by volunteers, we rely on your generosity. 100% of your donation goes toward our valley’s trails.

Join our group of benefactors by becoming a CVTA Member.

Continue your membership to provide us with ongoing support.

Make a one-time financial contribution.
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Upcoming Events

Log in to see events for members only.  Click on Event Name for more information and to book. 

CVTA Annual Meeting on May 23, 2024 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Open to the public, you do not need to book.


Watch the Tahoe Today Interview with Judy Larquier and Laura Ammons

See long-time CVTA volunteer Mary Erba leading host Chis Orr on a hike up the Genoa Canyon trail.  Filmed Summer 2023.  The CVTA segment starts at 20:17.

CVTA volunteer Erica Roselius recently appeared in a segment for Outside Lake Tahoe. She highlighted the ability to enjoy our multi-use trails right now which, unlike those in higher elevations, are mainly snow-free. Special thanks to Visit Carson Valley and Erica for making this happen. Check it out!

The James Lee Loops trail project was recently approved by the USFS in February. At roughly 3.7 miles in length, these loops will provide several flat loop opportunities in the vicinity of Jacks Valley Elementary School and James Lee Park. Hikers, dog walkers, bikers and equestrians will be able to choose variable trail loops as short as 1.5 miles, or longer loops of 3 or more miles. When used in combination with the Jacks Valley Loop and Clear Creek Trail, over 10 miles can be traversed with almost no overlap in this area of Jacks Valley. Trail work will begin as the snow retreats this spring. If you would like to help with this project and ongoing maintenance on all of our trails in Carson Valley, contact us at Contact CVTA – Carson Valley Trails Association

For other trails in Nevada, see the Nevada Trail Finder.

CVTA is on Facebook

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!

April 12th, 9:22 am

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April 3rd, 12:29 pm

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Did you know it was National Pony Express Day? Well, now you do. You can find a historic marker for the Morman Station of the Pony Express in Genoa. is National Pony Express Day! 🏇 The horseback mail service lasted only 18 months, but its legend lives on… and so does the trail. Today, the Pony Express is a National Historic Trail on mostly public land. You can catch glimpses of it (and several station ruins) as you drive across Nevada. The National Pony Express hosts an annual re-ride of the entire Pony Express Trail every June. Riders carry real mail and take turns riding sections, 24 hours a day to finish in 10 days. Want to cheer on a rider in Nevada or send a letter by horseback? 👉 See MoreSee Less
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March 16th, 2:35 pm

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Tahoe Today featured CVTA board members Judy Larquier and Laura Ammons for a February segment on our trail systems. Special thanks to Visit Carson Valley for connecting us with this opportunity. #TahoeToday #visitcarsonvalley See MoreSee Less
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March 14th, 8:26 pm

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March 10th, 12:52 pm

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Correction: Snowshoe Thompson Expedition team will present at Genoa Town Hall at approx. 1 p.m. today. See MoreSee Less
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March 10th, 11:46 am

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History Expeditions Snowshoe Thompson expedition party has arrived in Genoa after an overnight at our Fay Luther trailhead. A presentation about their expedition begins 1:30 today at Genoa Town Hall. See MoreSee Less
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At high noon it’s t-shirt weather on the Fay Luther/Jobs Peak Ranch Trail. Mostly dry with some short snowy sections. See MoreSee Less
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