Tahoe Rim Ride 50 (Limited Entry)
July 27, 2024

The Tahoe Rim Ride offers the chance to experience the Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry like no other!


The Ride covers a portion of this trail and others in the Spooner Backcountry.  The backcountry is more than just a recreational playground and an ecological resource. It is also the site of the Marlette Water System, the water-provider for Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, and parts of Carson City.

Developed in the last half of the 1800s to furnish the timber and water required by the gold and silver mines in Virginia City and Gold Hill, the system is comprised of Marlette Lake, Hobart Reservoir and an intricate system of flumes and pipelines.

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Due to the small size of the camp, unfortunately we can only accommodate a limited number of rigs.  For this reason, entry is first-come, first-served.  Entries open on December 1st and the ride fills up very fast.  We do hold a waiting list in case of cancellations.


We depend on ride-sharing to be able to continue to offer this ride.  The minimum fee for a Rig Spot is $400.00 ($200.00 each for two Adult entries).  If you do not have (or do not want) an additional rider in your rig, you may pay for the minimum entry fee (for 2 riders) and not bring a second rider with you.  Checks will be cashed upon your entry selection.  (If you included $400 (two entries) in your package and your “guest’s” entry is also selected, their check will be destroyed.


If your Total Rig Length exceeds 45’ you must get approval from management for that rig.  If you are bringing 3 or more riders, length exceptions can be made, but must be approved by management.


Horses need to be tied/high tied to trailers – sorry, there isn’t enough room for corrals.


Please read the additional information included in the ride rules and info before sending in your entry.

Base camp is located on Kings Canyon Road, off of HWY 50, about 0.5 miles east of the intersection of HWY 50 & State HWY 28 near the south near Spooner Summit on the East side of Lake Tahoe.


The entrance will be ribboned.

Amazing, spectacular, beautiful! Come and develop your own description!


Footing is mostly single-track trail with sandy jeep roads and moderate hills. Some of the trail is narrow with drop-offs and there are some technical boulder sections and wooden bridges to cross. There are sections of rock so hoof protection is recommended.


All vet checks are out of camp at a single away location. Hold times and section distances may be subject to change and will be finalized at the Ride Meeting.  There is plenty of natural grass and water.  Management will also haul in water to a few key locations.  You will be riding on Nevada State Park and USFS trails.





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