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

CVTA 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.


May 29 — Full Moon Hike

In honor of National Trails Day join us on Tuesday evening May 29th for a full moon hike on the Pinyon Trail.  Click here for details.

Clear Creek Trail Extension

You can help extend the Clear Creek Trail!  Click for details.

Spring / Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring / Summer 2018 issue of the CVTA Trail Connections newsletter is now available!


We are interested in your feedback on the Carson Valley Trails.
Please take our survey!

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Trail Work Days

Where is the trail crew working? Click for details.


CVTA is on Facebook

Find us on Facebook! 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!

May 21st, 5:38 pm

For anyone not familiar with the term "trail angel". A trail angel is someone willing to help out another hiker in need. We have two traveling hikers looking for a lift to Mammoth from the Carson Valley. See the message they posted below:


Hey there! We are two lovely europeans (french lady/german guy) looking for your kind help!

We are at WA SHE SHU and are trying to get to Mammoths (or anywhere in this direction would be greatly appreciated!).

We would love your help 😊🙏🏻
Let us know ☀️
Kit and Marius
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April 27th, 11:26 pm

Sorry for the late posting. There are also trail workdays coming up this weekend on a new section of the Clear Creek Trail. Please message us with your email if you want to be on the volunteer list.

What: We will continue building the upper portion of the Clear Creek Trail.

When: This Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th.

Meeting Location and Time: We will be meeting and carpooling from the Highway 50 Park & Ride at 8:00 am both days. The Park & Ride is located alongside Hwy 50, a quarter mile west of the junction with Hwy 395.

The Hike: Quite a ways...Friday will be 8 miles round-trip and Saturday will be 5 miles round-trip with trail work mixed in. Sounds exhausting but with enough help, we will open up another 1.5 miles of trail.

What to Bring: Wearing a long sleeved shirt, long pants, work gloves, hiking boots and sunglasses are required to work. Bring lunch/snacks/water. BRING RAIN GEAR TOO. All tools and hard hats are provided.
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April 26th, 1:10 pm

Saturday Hike

April 28, 2018

Genoa Canyon Trail

9:00 AM

Join Muscle Powered for a beautiful seven-mile hike, with five water crossings and stunning views, on the Genoa Canyon Trail in Carson Valley. This trail is part of Genoa Trail System built by the Carson Valley Trails Association and another hiking gem in Carson Valley!

We will meet at the Genoa Canyon trailhead at the end of Carson Street in Genoa at 9:00 AM.

From there we will stage half the cars then drive to Snowshoe Lane to begin our one-way hike back to the Carson Street trailhead.

The beginning of the trail starts with a 1300 ft elevation gain and ends with a 1300 ft elevation drop. The highest elevation on the trail is 6140 ft. The trail’s first two miles includes uphill switchbacks, then continues 3 miles south across the face of the mountains, and finally back down two miles of steep switchbacks to Carson Street in Genoa.

This hike is for experienced, fit hikers who aren't afraid of heights.

Hiking poles are highly recommended and we require at least 1 quart of water, sturdy hiking shoes, and snacks. Hats and sunscreen are also highly recommended. Dogs are welcome but must be well-behaved and under owner's control and must be leashed for the first part of the hike because we begin near residences.

After the hike, those interested can stop for refreshments at the oldest saloon in Nevada at 2282 Main St., which is just three blocks from the trailhead.

Please plan approximately five hours for the hike, plus extra time if staying for refreshments. We will cancel if it rains or snows on the morning of the hike.

For further information please contact hike leaders Jo Foster at jf.prairie@gmail.com, (319) 504- 3309; or Larry Marinel at larryamarinel@gmail.com, (530) 788-6274.

Hope to see you on the trail!
Debbie Lane
Walk/Hike Coordinator
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March 27th, 12:54 pm

Concerned about our changing climate's effect on winter recreation? Check out this free documentary film at WNC in Carson City tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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March 26th, 11:20 am

Trails Community - sorry for the late notice. If you are free this Friday evening and want to see some inspirational outdoor films, come on down to the C.V.I.C. Hall in Minden for a selection of films from the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival. Proceeds benefit DHS students in need. Doors open at 6, purchase tickets at the door on on-line at:

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