A Reno to Rim Trail reality? (Nevada Appeal)

May 5, 2008

The avid hiking and cycling population in Incline Village, Crystal Bay and the entire Northern Nevada community has for years wondered if a Reno to Tahoe hiking trail was feasible.

Around this time next year, those citizens may get a positive answer.

A tentative date is set for mid-summer 2009 to begin work on a 15-mile hiking trail that would connect at the Tahoe Rim Trail, near the base of the Mt. Rose summit, run north through the Carson Range and end at Hunter Creek, just south of Reno, said Mark Kimbrough, executive director of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and a Carson City resident.

Read the complete story at the Nevada Appeal.

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Nevada trails Web site launched

January 23, 2008

Nevada Trail Maps Logo

Grant funding helps Great Basin Institute create new site

CARSON CITY, Nev.—A gateway to Nevada’s trails has just been created. A new Web site sure to appeal to Nevada residents and tourists alike offers a central location for the best and most comprehensive information about Nevada’s recreational trails. This site is located at http://nvtrailmaps.com/index.php.

With funding from federal Recreational Trail Program grants, administered by the Nevada Division of State Parks, the Great Basin Institute, in partnership with federal, state and local land management agencies, created the on-line encyclopedia of designated motorized and non-motorized recreational trails.

Site features include:

  • Trails searches by location, length and use
  • Downloadable topographical maps
  • Trail information
  • Driving directions
  • GPS locations
  • Elevations
  • Types of recreation allowed Read the rest of this entry »

Recreational trails grant funds available

December 6, 2007

Cycling at sunset. Image courtesy of the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that there are federal funds available for recreational trail construction and improvements through the Recreational Trails Program Fund.

Federal, state, city and county governments, special governmental districts, organizations and private individuals are potentially eligible for the 80:20 matching grants offered through the program. This Federal Highway Administration grant program is administered by Nevada’s state parks division. Projects are being solicited for 2008.

Eligible projects include motorized and non-motorized trail projects for new construction, maintenance and trail related facilities. Trail education projects are also eligible. The maximum amount available is $100,000 and the minimum amount awarded to projects is $4,000. Read the rest of this entry »


Changes could be in the works for Dayton State Park (Dayton Courier)

July 18, 2007

Dayton State Park

DAYTON, Nev.–Dayton State Park will be getting a bit of a makeover during the next 10 to 15 years, according to a draft master plan that was recently presented at an open house held by park staff. The park, originally positioned well beyond the edge of the town, now sits in the middle of the community. Read the article at the Dayton Courier.


Fire restrictions implemented at more of Nevada’s state parks

July 3, 2007

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park near Las Vegas and Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park near Gabbs are affected

Spring Mountain State Park

CARSON CITY–The Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Division of Forestry announced today that added fire restrictions are being implemented at Nevada’s state parks because of the high potential for wildfires. The divisions instituted restrictions on Friday at four of Nevada’s state parks.

Extreme temperatures and high fire danger prompted today’s decision to add restrictions to two more of Nevada’s 24 state parks, park administrators said. Read the rest of this entry »


State Parks Presenting New Plan for Dayton State Park July 10, 2007

July 2, 2007

Dayton State Park

DAYTON, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that it will be presenting the proposed new master plan for Dayton State Park July 10, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Lyon County Utilities Department, 34 Lakes Blvd. in Dayton.

The public is invited. There will be a presentation beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a public comment period and open house. Read the rest of this entry »


State Parks presenting new management alternatives for South Fork State Recreation Area July 18, 2007

June 25, 2007

South Fork State Recreation Area

ELKO, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks kicked off its new development planning for South Fork State Recreation Area in March. The division held two public meetings and public comment was paramount in developing the three alternatives that will be presented at the July 18 meeting.

The proposed alternatives to the existing park management include recommendations such as a new group-use area, reservoir loop trail and new campground. Read the rest of this entry »