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.
Help us build, maintain, raise funds, etc.

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.
Honor someone by making a donation in their name.

Upcoming Events

Click on Event Name for more information and to book.  Some events may be open only to CVTA members, and you will need to log in before booking.

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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!

There’s still time to register and join us at the Pinyon Trail tonight at 8:30pm. CVTA members can sign up at See MoreSee Less
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So, Meta did something weird yesterday that may have caused confusion. When we updated our Facebook cover using an image from our Clear Creek trail, Meta automatically resurrected a post from 2017/18 about extending the trail. That extension was completed in 2018. See MoreSee Less
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Join CVTA guides at the Pinyon Trail Friday, June 21st at 8:30pm for a night hike under the Strawberry Moon to spot scorpions which can glow under blacklight. CVTA members can sign up at See MoreSee Less
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This member event has been rescheduled for June 23. Explore the single track trails around our James Lee Loop trail system with women from CVTA and Alta Alpina Cycling Club. This is a beginner ride, so don’t be intimidated to join us if you’re new to mountain biking. Not a member? Join CVTA and you can sign up for this event. See MoreSee Less
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June 5th, 4:45 pm

Carson Valley Trails Association
TONIGHT, 6:00 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds: Our free Tails & Tires event promoting trail safety among horses and bikers is on! Bring your bike, bring a chair, bring the whole family. This will be an informative, interactive and fun event. See MoreSee Less
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Don’t miss tomorrow’s event – free for the whole family! As part of the Slow and Say Hello safety campaign, we’re teaming up Douglas County Mounted Posse for a workshop to familiarize mountain bike riders with horses. Learn how & why horses may react to mountain bikes, including demonstrations on safe techniques for approaching and passing people out on the trail. ALL TYPES OF TRAIL USERS ARE WELCOME. See MoreSee Less
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Shop our Etsy Store & order today to leave time for shipping. All profits help fund the maintenance and building of trails in Carson Valley. #gardnerville #mindennv #carsonvalleynv #fathersday See MoreSee Less
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Join us for a beginner women’s MTB ride exploring our James Lee Loop trail system. This is a member event and CVTA memberships start at just $15 for students and seniors. Space is limited so sign up today: See MoreSee Less
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