Incline Flume Trail
Partners: USFS, Nevada Land Trust, Friends of Incline Trails
Total Project Cost: Not yet available
The Incline Flume Trail, known as the “other flume” trail, runs from Mt. Rose Highway to the Tunnel Creek Trail above Incline Village. Its easy and flat terrain makes it the most family-friendly biking and hiking trail in the Basin.
While a well-used trail by many, it is not currently recognized as an official trail by the Forest Service. In this status, we are unable to add way-finding and interpretive signage, or do much-needed trail reconstruction and maintenance work.
In late December 2015, a critical piece of land along the trail, that includes the historic Bull Wheel, was donated to the Nevada Land Trust by Cheryl and David Duffield for the eventual ownership by the Forest Service. With this formerly off-limits land now open and on its way to public hands, a previously missing section of the trail is currently being constructed. This donation has set a series of events into motion that will eventually enable the trail to be recognized by the Forest Service and restored.
The Tahoe Fund is working with the Friends of Incline Trails and the Forest Service to secure the necessary environmental approvals to begin the work to reconstruct the entire trail and install way-finding and interpretive signs. Once the approvals are in place, the Tahoe Fund will begin a campaign to raise the funds necessary to do some trail widening, erosion control, minor trail reconstruction, installation of educational and way-finding signs, and preservation of the historic Bull Wheel.
Environmental approvals are scheduled to be completed during the winter of 2017. The campaign to fund the new trail improvements and the preservation of the Bull Wheel is scheduled to begin in June 2017.
We have started accepting donations now on behalf of the Friends of Incline Trails for future work.