Trails Update: July 24

Tahoe Donner’s summer trail system is open and in great shape for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails club began construction of a new trail alignment, connecting the Teton Way Trail to the picnic area at Glacier Way Trailhead.  We aim to construct this new trail entirely by the hands of volunteers and youth service projects.  The volunteer trail club meets up on the third Saturday of each month, working from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please contact www.tdtrails.org for more information on how to get involved.

We have a number of exciting events on the calendar that use Tahoe Donner’s trail system, such as the Sierra Crest Ultra Run on August 5.  Event coordinators often mark the designated trails with colorful flagging so that participants are clear on the course route.  Please DO NOT remove the flagging!  Countless hours are spent planning these events, including the cleanup efforts following their completion.

The West Mustang Sally trail is still under construction and use is prohibited. East Mustang Sally is scheduled for an exciting new reroute and construction sometime in early August.  Please mind the construction signs and avoid areas that are closed. Crabtree Canyon road can be used  to connect from the Euer Valley.

Trail Closures:

West Mustang Sally trail: This is still under construction and use is prohibited. East Mustang Sally is scheduled for an exciting new reroute and construction sometime in early August.  Please mind the construction signs and avoid areas that are closed. Crabtree Canyon road can be used  to connect from the Euer Valley.

The South Nature Loop trail: This trail has standing water, downed trees, a broken boardwalk, and a lot of mud. For your safety, please use the North Nature Loop Trail that connects the Northwoods Clubhouse to the Trout Creek Recreation Center.

Important note: Please remember that Tahoe Donner shares property boundaries with a few neighbors, like the USFS, Sierra Pacific Industries, the Euer Family, and the 7Cs Ranch.  They have access, via a road easement along the South Euer Valley Road, to their lands through Tahoe Donner. Though signs are posted indicating land ownership, it is your responsibility to stay informed of property boundaries and respect our neighbor’s access and property ownership. Please say hello and spread some neighborly cheer. Thank you.