Upper Tyrolian Trail
Project Partners: Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Incline Village General Improvement District
Total Project Cost: $60,000
Tahoe Fund Goal: $15,000
Tyrolian Downhill Trail is a popular single-track mountain biking trail above Incline Village. Unfortunately, after fuel reduction operations in the area, the connector trail from Mt. Rose Highway at Tahoe Meadows to the Tyrolian Downhill was turned into a maze of eroded logging roads. With the fuel reduction project completed, this summer was the perfect time to rebuild the degraded Upper Tyrolian Trail, and improve connectivity in the area.
The first phase of this project will renovate 1.35 miles of Upper Tyrolian Trail into a flowy single-track with added jumps to create a unique, but safe place for riders to practice their skills. Phase two of this project will realign 0.4 miles of the Tyrolian Connector Trail off of an eroded dirt road between Upper Tyrolian and the Tahoe Rim Trail. This trail re-route will reduce mountain bike traffic on the Tahoe Rim Trail, while also offering beautiful panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, greatly improving the user experience for everyone.
Work is now underway thanks to a $45,000 grant through our Stewardship Circle donors. To ensure this project is completed in 2021, we are looking to help our friends at TAMBA fill a $15,000 gap. With the support of private donors like you, you can help us build sustainable trails in Lake Tahoe.