Meeks Ridge Trail in the works


The Tahoe Fund and the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) have launched a $50,000 matching campaign to build the Meeks Ridge Trail. This new, 4.5-mile multi-use trail will provide a more than 10-mile loop option for hikers and mountain bikers on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.

The new trail, which will begin just north of Meeks Bay Resort, starts near lake level and then climbs to the top of Meeks Ridge where it will connect with the Lost Lake Trail. From there, users will be able to pick up the General Creek Trail as part of the 10- to 12-mile loop. The loop will end by the Highway 89 bike path that connects to Sugar Pine Point and Meeks Bay Campground.

While volunteers are working diligently to clear and build the lower half of the trail, a paid crew will be key to completing the final 2 to 3 miles of the trail at higher elevations. The upper section is more rugged and requires a professional team to tackle the difficult terrain. The funds raised will help cover the cost of the paid crew.

With panoramic views of Meeks Bay, Meeks Meadow and Desolation Wilderness, naming rights at four vista points along the trail are available for a $10,000 donation each. The vista points will feature a bench and custom plaque with the name of the donor. | Donate