Tunnel Creek Downhill Trail
Project Partners: Great Basin Institute, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Nevada State Parks, Flume Trail Bikes, Nevada Conservation Corps, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Tunnel Creek Lodge
Total Project Cost: $200,000
Tahoe Fund Goal: $50,000
At the end of the world-famous Flume Trail is a long sandy downhill on Tunnel Creek Road. This road was never designed for mountain bikes and has caused many bikers to go over their handlebars in sandy spots. In addition, with the increased numbers of hikers using the road for recreation, there is a growing conflict between hikers and bikers.
To create a safer and more enjoyable experience for all, we are working with our partners to build a new trail adjacent to the road. The Tunnel Creek Downhill Trail will be a 2.28-mile multi-use single track trail that will provide users with a safe and quiet alternative to descend from the Marlette Flume Trail, the Incline Flume Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail. This trail will be completed in two phases, with construction beginning in Fall 2021 and resuming in Summer 2022.
The project partners were able to secure an $80,000 grant from Nevada State Parks through the Rec Trails Program for Phase 1. We need your help to close the funding gap to complete Phase 1 this year.
All donations will be matched up to $25,000 thanks to a matching gift from the Spaht Family.
Help us complete this critical project’s funding gap so we can create a great new and safe way to experience Tahoe.