Welcome to the Carson Valley Trails Association Website

CVTA Vision: Connecting people to the outdoors through a system of trails.

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


Carson River Sub Conservancy

One of our partner organizations, the Carson River Sub Conservancy, has prepared the attached short video with exciting information about the Carson River Hydrologic Basin and they were so kind as to even mention our organization as part of their presentation. Please enjoy it!
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Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Newsletter

Our Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 issue of the CVTA Trail Connections newsletter is now available!


Review Our Updated 2019-2023 Strategic Plan


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!

March 25th, 3:12 pm

Thank you for your positive response to our post about social distancing. Here is another important message from our Sheriff, Dan Coverly. Please use common sense and be safe.


We are asking people to be mindful and please be advised to practice caution when participating in outdoor activities.

“We understand that a lot of people are participating in outdoor recreation in response to this isolation period, and we encourage it, but ask you to do it safely,” Sheriff Coverley said. “Many of our resources are being dedicated to the COVID-19 response and keeping people and businesses safe, now is not the time to travel off into a potentially unsafe area.”

We would like to advise the public please do not participate in high-risk situations that might lead one off the beaten path as our resources are being used to maximum level.

Some tips for safe outdoor recreation are:
· Stay on marked trails
· Participate in activities with another person (6 feet apart) so you aren’t alone in an emergency
· Know your limits and plan your outdoor activity level accordingly
· Carry a basic first-aid kit with you
· Use protective gear
· Be alert for slippery areas
· Don’t mix alcohol and outdoor rec

DCSO remains unwavering in our commitment to serve and protect the County. We thank the public for their understanding during these uncertain and fast-changing times.

Sheriff Dan Coverley
Douglas County, Nevada
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March 24th, 11:55 am

Dear Friends and Trail Users:

CVTA wishes you all good health and safe walking hiking, biking and horseback riding in our magnificent outdoors. We have noticed an increased use of our trails and wanted to remind you of the guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Please observe social distance at all times. At a minimum, six feet (6 FT.) separation is recommended by the Center for Disease Control. Thank you.

For locations, maps and information about other CVTA trails, visit carsonvalleytrails.org. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we wish you a safe, enjoyable and rewarding trail experience.


Norah Gastelum
President CVTA
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February 10th, 12:39 pm

Unique Volunteer Opportunity
ENFIA (ENFIA.org) is a non-profit volunteer organization that staffs The Carson Pass Station located at the Summit of Carson Pass on Highway 88. We are looking for a few knowledgable hikers to become docents for a few days this summer:

The requirements for joining us are simple:

• Be able to work six days of your choosing throughout the summer.
• Have knowledge of hiking around Carson Pass.
• Attend one 3-4 hour training in May.

Please contact us if you are interested or have questions.

Happy trails,

Dennis and Roxi Price
Station Managers
Cell/Text: 209-304-0892
Email: pinesrus@volcano.net
Facebook: Carson Pass Information Station
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January 8th, 6:17 pm

Lost and Found - if this looks familiar to anyone, one of our trail users found it. If you think this is yours please claim it by letting us know where you lost it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Updated 5-Aug-2019
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