Welcome to the Carson Valley Trails Association Website

 

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Trail Work Days

Where is the trail crew working? Click for details.

The Carson Valley Trails Association would like your input. Please complete the online Survey questionnaire in order to help us make your trail experiences better. It will only take a few minutes and the information you provide will be kept confidential. (Note: If you completed this survey at the annual meeting, you don’t need to complete it again.)

Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Newsletter

Our Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of the CVTA Trail Connections newsletter is now available!

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!

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April 13, 2017 at 6:29 pm

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Genoa Peak Madathon 8M & 24M is coming up on June 10. The 24M features over 6700' of climbing and summits Genoa Peak overlooking Lake Tahoe at 9150'. This years run is part of two other area events, the Tahoe Rim Trail Training runs on June 11 and the new Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series. Come and join us for some great views and brews!
The Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series is just that, trail running to summits overlooking Lake Tahoe with lots of vert to get there! The series consists of 3 runs in 3 months.

Race #1: The Genoa Peak Madathon - June 10th
24 miles long. Over 6700' of elevation gain. Starts in downtown Genoa at 4806' and summits Genoa Peak at 9150'.

Race #2: Creek2Peak - July 8th
Approx. 21 miles long. Over 5000' of climbing. Start/finish at Davis Creek Campground and climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain at 9698'.

Race #3: Capital Climb - August 5th
Over 5000' of climbing. Start/finish in downtown Carson City and summits the top of Snow Valley Peak at 9218'.

Awards will be given to top 3 overall M&F finishers and age division winners based on a point system through Ultrasignup. @tahoemtnmilers #trailrunning
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Facebook IconMarch 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Hey trail fans - Carson Valley Trails Association is now on Instagram. #carsonvalleytrails on your photos to get featured. https://www.instagram.com/carsonvalleytrailsassociation/

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11 Followers, 33 Following, 6 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Carson Valley Trails (@carsonvalleytrailsassociation)

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March 27, 2017 at 7:34 am

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Facebook IconMarch 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Congratulations, Juan Guzman!

THE CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT (CWSD) has selected CVTA Outreach VP, Juan Guzman, to receive the 2017 Andy Aldax Carson River Watershed Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed. The award, created in 2007, recognizes individuals or organizations that actively demonstrate a 10+ year commitment and accomplish plans and projects to improve and sustain the Carson River Watershed.

Juan Guzman is the retired Manager of the Carson City Open Space Program. In that capacity, he was instrumental in leveraging several federal, state, and city funding sources to build Carson City’s vast Open Space Land Base, including many lands in the Carson River Watershed. During his tenure, this space doubled in size, protecting over 5,000 acres of watershed lands in perpetuity. In addition to Mr. Guzman’s land acquisition efforts, he also participated in projects designed to allow Carson City’s citizens to access the watershed and the river itself, including improvements to the Morgan Mill River Access Area and creation of the Carson River Aquatic Trail. Additionally, Mr. Guzman worked to protect Buzzy’s Ranch, Golden Eagle, Mexican Dam, Prison Hill, Silver Saddle Ranch, Ambrose Natural Area, Riverview Park, and the Carson River Park.

Since retirement Mr. Guzman has been active with the Carson Valley Trails Association and Muscle Powered and is currently member of both boards. He also volunteers with Carson City Open Space. He acknowledges that the partnerships, relationships, plans, and projects he has helped foster, administer, and successfully implement should be credited to the many dedicated and passionate individuals with whom he has worked. This unselfish trait may also contribute to the tremendous impact he has made toward creating a healthy, sustainable Carson River watershed.

The award will be presented to Juan Guzman at the CWSD Board meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wesley Room of the First United Methodist Church, 412 W. Musser St., Carson City. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting and presentation to honor Mr. Guzman.

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February 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Outdoor lovers - come this Friday to the CVIC Hall in Minden and enjoy a selection of films from the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival. See poster for details.

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm

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Douglas County Nevada Economic Vitality Success

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This video shows the tremendous Private/Public/Non-profit partnerships at the core of the Douglas County, Nevada Economic Vitality Program. It was made to ce...

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January 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

Carson Valley Trails Association shared Carson Valley Nevada's album.

Calling all trail fans and photographers - the Carson Valley Visitor's Authority is hosting a photo contest. Post your favorite valley shot at http://www.whycv.org and be eligible to win prizes! See link for details - contest ends on 1/29/17 so don't procrastinate.

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Submissions have ended, but keep voting until Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3pm.

Tell us why you love #CarsonValley during our #WhyCV photo, video and written word storytelling contest.

Vote for your favorite photos to win our People's Choice award with your Facebook "like."

Are you the photographer? Feel free to tag yourself and encourage your followers to vote for your photo with their like on your photo in this album!

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December 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Carson Valley Trails Association shared John T. Humphrey - Photography's photo.

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December 13, 2016 at 8:39 am

Carson Valley Trails Association shared Carson Valley Times's post.

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Congratulations to Jeremy Vlcan of the Carson Valley Trails Association on his recent recognition from NDOT for his work improving bicycle and pedestrian safety:

http://carsonvalleytimes.com/2016/12/13/nevada-bicycle-pedestrian-leaders-awarded/

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Facebook IconNovember 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm

The Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA) has launched our 2016 ANNUAL YEAR-END CAMPAIGN with a goal of raising $10,000. Your donation to CVTA before the end of the year will support CVTA’s ongoing volunteer work to maintain and continue to improve our community's 44-mile Carson Valley trail system, enjoyed by thousands each year.

We appreciate your consideration of a special year-end gift to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience by trail users. Please help us reach our $10,000 goal by mailing your contribution to: CVTA, P.O. Box 222, Minden NV 89423 or visit http://carsonvalleytrails.org/ to make your safe, online donation. Donations to CVTA may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170.c. of the IRS Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 170.c.

Thank you and on behalf of the CVTA Board, we wish you safe and happy holidays. Enjoy the trails!

Sheryl Gonzales, President-Elect & Fund Development Vice President, Carson Valley Trails Association

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November 28, 2016 at 9:01 am

Carson Valley Trails Association shared Carson Valley Times's post.

Thank you, Cody, for your work on the Fay-Luther Trail!

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An Eagle Scout project headed by Minden resident Cody Jackson refurbished the informational kiosk at the Fay-Luther trailhead and cleaned up Sandy Trail recently:

http://carsonvalleytimes.com/2016/11/28/eagle-scout-project-completed-on-the-fay-luther-trail-system/

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Facebook IconNovember 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

This Black Friday Carson Valley Trails Association encourages everyone to spend the day outdoors with friends and family. The wildflowers will be gone but the trails will welcome you nonetheless. Bonus - no long lines and no big credit card bills will follow. #OptOutside REI

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This Black Friday I'll be outside

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This Black Friday CVTA encourages everyone to spend the day with family and friends outdoors. #OptOutside @REI

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Facebook IconNovember 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Today is National Take a Hike Day. What are you waiting for? Go take a hike. #takeahike

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“Take a Hike” Day occurs annually on November 17th. Call your friends and family and set a course for the trail nearest you. Share your latest hikes with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’d like to see how you celebrated “Take a Hike” Day! If you can’t make it out on a hike today (or …

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Facebook IconNovember 9, 2016 at 11:02 pm

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Read it now...the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of the CVTA "Trail Connections" newsletter! In this issue, the Carson Valley Trails Association highlights our mountain biking trails. http://carsonvalleytrails.org/

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Facebook IconSeptember 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Be sure to send us an email if you plan to attend this event or would like to find out more about serving on the CVTA board.

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Facebook IconSeptember 17, 2016 at 10:13 am

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Come on over to TNC's River Fork Ranch for Hike for Health! Music and BBQ lunch at noon!

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Facebook IconSeptember 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Carson Valley Trails Association. Support us every time you shop.

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August 25, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Carson Valley Trails Association shared National Park Foundation's video.

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Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service! On this day in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the agency that would be responsible for preserving our nation's inheritance. Today, it cares for the over 400 unique natural, cultural, and historical national park units across the country.

Thank you to the women and men of NPS who help safeguard our heritage and share the many stories that make up our national narrative. Here's to kicking off the second century together! http://prks.org/1pbOyNm #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #NPS100

 

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