Echo Lakes Trail Restoration
Project Partners: Tahoe Rim Trail Association, USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Eldorado National Forest, Pacific Crest Trail Association
Fundraising Goal: $50,000
The Tahoe Rim Trail winds through Desolation Wilderness, one of the most popular places for outdoor recreation in the Lake Tahoe Region. Last year, the section of trail from Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha had over 2,000 trail users a week between June and September. This high usage, coupled with erosion and extreme weather events, has left the trail in desperate need of extensive work.
The Tahoe Fund is partnering with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association on a $50,000 fundraising campaign to tackle critical maintenance work on 19 miles of trail from Echo Lakes to Lake Aloha. This will include widening and fortifying the trail tread, completing extensive rock work to improve the walking surface for hikers and ensure the safety of equestrians, and adding drainages to decrease erosion.
Your support will give trail users a safer and more enjoyable experience and reduce the impact on sensitive alpine environments in one of the most beautiful areas in Tahoe.
Thanks to the generous support of Tahoe Fund donors Gordon and Michele Brown, every donation will be doubled until we reach our $50,000 goal.
Featured photo courtesy of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association