Carpenter Valley Guided Hike, July 23

Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails club invite you on a guided hike in the magnificent Lower Carpenter Valley.

Carpenter Valley Guided Hike

Just over the ridge from Tahoe Donner’s Crabtree Canyon, but long hidden from public view, Carpenter Valley offers grand scenery, lush meadows carpeted by wildflowers, and the chance to see wildlife in their natural environs.

This hike will feature commentary by a Nature Conservancy ecologist (and Tahoe Donner member) who worked on the acquisition with the Land Trust. It will also highlight the tremendous recreational opportunities that the Tahoe Donner community will enjoy once Carpenter Valley is fully open to the public.

For now, however, the only way to visit this extraordinary place is through docent led hikes like this one exclusively for Tahoe Donner members and their guests.

For additional information and to register, please click this link to view the hike’s listing on Eventbrite.

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Volunteer Trail Work Day, July 15

The first Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day of the season will take place on Saturday, July 15th.

For this summer’s trail building project we will be rerouting the trail that runs between Teton Way and Skislope Way. As you can see on this CalTopo map, in place of the old, steep logging road, we will build a curving, more gradually sloped, single-track, multi-use trail.

No experience is necessary to volunteer, and all ages are welcome. We’ve had toddlers help us decommission old trails, and grandmothers help us build new ones. If you’re a seasoned trail builder, we welcome your experience, and if you’re a novice be assured that we’ll have experts from the Trails Department on hand to get you started.

No matter your level, the project we’ve selected will have something just right for you.

Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Day

  • Date: Saturday, July 15
  • Time: 9:00 AM to Noon
  • Location: We will assemble at the Teton Way Trailhead near the intersection of Skislope Way and Copenhagen Drive (map) before walking out a short distance to the project site.
  • RSVP: Requested, but not absolutely required. RSVPs help us gauge how many tools to bring, but if you decide to participate at the last minute, please know that you will be welcomed. To RSVP please email
  • For important information about what to expect, wear, and bring, please see the Trail Work FAQ.

The Trails Club was founded on the principle that handsĀ­-on stewardship of our trails and open spaces should be a regular and vital part of the Tahoe Donner community. There are many ways to promote that principle, but few as fun, interesting, and satisfying as trail work.

We hope you’ll join us and lend a hand.

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