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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.


Hiking during COVID-19

See the Carson City and Douglas County Social Distancing Trail Guide
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Spring / Summer 2020 Newsletter

Our Spring / Summer 2020 issue of the CVTA Trail Connections newsletter is now available!


Review Our Updated 2019-2023 Strategic Plan


Upcoming Events

Ongoing Trail Work Days

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May 26th, 1:08 pm

DCSO Press Release

Minden, NV- Between May 16thand May 23rd, 2020 six vehicle burglaries occurred at trailhead parking areas around Douglas County. Four of the vehicle burglaries occurred at trailheads at Lake Tahoe and two vehicle burglaries occurred at trailheads in the Carson Valley.

The suspects in the vehicle burglaries stole cash and credit cards and then used the victim’s credit cards at local stores immediately after the burglaries to purchase gift cards among other items. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) Investigators obtained video of the suspects using the credit cards during a number of the transactions.

On Sunday, May 24th, 2020 DCSO Investigators set up surveillance at a number of trailheads around Douglas County and within an hour the suspects were spotted casing vehicles at the Jacks Valley trailhead parking area. The suspects were followed away from Jacks Valley and a traffic stop was initiated when the suspect vehicle entered Carson City. A search warrant was executed on the suspect’s vehicle and Investigators located a set of sophisticated vehicle burglary tools and over $6,000 in gift cards.

The suspects were arrested and are currently charged with four counts of vehicle burglary and four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card.

Description of those arrested:

· Carolyn Brinkman a 33 year old female who lists an address in Newark, CA.

· Harvis Berry a 35 year old male who lists an address in Elk Gove, CA.

Bail was set for both suspects at $112,000 each.

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April 11th, 4:57 pm

Reposting this message from USFS. If you see the trailhead parking filled to capacity, that’s a sign you should be thinking of going elsewhere. ... See MoreSee Less

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April 1st, 1:00 pm

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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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Last Updated 7-June-2020
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