2016 Season Calendar

This year’s Trails Club calendar is bigger and better than ever!

The River Walk is a brand new event. Our musk thistle pull atop the ski hill will be expanded into a full fledged invasive weed workshop. Starting in July we’ll be hosting volunteer trail work days on the third Saturday of every month. And, of course, the Weed Warriors will return for the ever popular weed walk in August.

The schedule below includes two annual events that, though not organized by the Trails Club, should be of special interest to Trails Club members. These are the National Trails Day Guided Hike on June 4, and the Truckee River Day volunteer extravaganza scheduled this year for October 16.

More detailed information will follow, but for now we wanted to let you know what’s on the schedule, and we hope you’ll add a least a few of these events to your calendar.

National Trails Day Guided Hike
June 4, 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Celebrate our trails with a guided hike featuring the Carpenter Valley, a beautiful area just north of Tahoe Donner that the Truckee Donner Land Trust is working to protect. Guides from the Land Trust and the Donner Party Mountain Runners will detail the valley’s story, natural attractions, and recreational opportunities. All ages and hiking abilities are welcome. Meet at the Alder Creek Adventure Center. Bring plenty of water, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen and hiking footwear. For more information please visit

River Walk With The Watershed Council
June 25, 10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Would you like to learn more about the Truckee River Watershed? Then join the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails and the Truckee River Watershed Council for a River Walk on the Nature Trail. You’ll learn about our watershed, the work the Watershed Council is doing elsewhere to restore and protect it, and how we can further that work here in Tahoe Donner, starting right in our own yards. To RSVP (required) please email the club at

Thistle Workshop And Weed Pull
July 9, 10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Is that thistle a friendly native or a nasty invasive? Would you like to rid your yard of that awful bull thistle? Do you know how to report the musk thistle you saw while walking your dog? If you’d like to learn all this and more, then grab your favorite weeding tool (and some thick gloves), and join us for our annual thistle workshop and weed pull atop the ski hill. As always, our weed pulling priority will be the small musk thistle infestation beside the Eagle Rock Lift.

Tahoe Donner Volunteer Trail Work Days
July 16, August 20, September 17, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Do you love Tahoe Donner’s trails? Then join in and volunteer to help make them even better. Hosted by the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails Club and the Trails Department, Tahoe Donner’s Volunteer Trail Days feature fun, family friendly projects that are open to a range of physical abilities. No experience is necessary, and we encourage everyone to get involved. For more information please see our Trail Work FAQ or email the club at

Invasive Weed Walk With The Weed Warriors
August 6, 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. (Lunch will follow.)

Are noxious weeds invading your neighborhood? Find out by joining the Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails and the Weed Warriors for an educational invasive weed walk here in Tahoe Donner. You will visit a variety of infestations across the association, focusing particularly on the noxious weeds you’re most likely to find infesting your yards. A lunch will follow the walk. To RSVP (required) please email the club at

Truckee River Day
October 16, various times

Spend the day restoring and protecting the Truckee River watershed. Organized by the Truckee River Watershed Council, this annual event offers volunteer opportunities at sites all across the region, including right here in Tahoe Donner. Previous projects have included meadow restoration, seed and sapling planting, mulching, erosion control efforts, and invasive weed surveys. After the day’s work, celebrate with other volunteers at the River Fair. Pre-registration opens in September. For more information please visit