Attractions

Castle Rock Tree Trivia Snowshoe Hike

Tahoe Rim Trail. Kingsbury North Trailhead

476 Andria Dr, Zephyr Cove, 89448

February 11, 2023

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

January 30 @ 9:48 am

Tree Trivia Snowshoe Trek with Sugar Pine Foundation

The Sugar Pine Foundation (SPF) and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) have teamed up for a morning of education and fun as we snowshoe along the Tahoe Rim Trail to the iconic Castle Rock and loop back to the Kingsbury North Trailhead. This will be a moderate, leisure snowshoe trek. However, it could be more challenging if snow levels are deep. Along the way, our experts and friends at the Sugar Pine Foundation will reveal the mysterious world of trees including a discussion of the fate of Lake Tahoe’s favorite woody perennial, the magnificent Sugar Pine, and what individuals are doing to help the species persevere for future generations. We will have lunch with an expansive lake view, so please remember to bring lunch, snacks, and a camera.

What to Expect

TRTA/SPF treks are group treks, and we do our best to keep the group together. Trip leaders dedicate a great deal of their time throughout the year sharing their passion for the outdoors. They are well-trained and experienced. Please respect the decisions made on the trail.

COVID-19 Policy

A COVID-19 screening will be conducted at the trailhead. Do not attempt to join if you have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the Center for Disease Control within 10 days of the trek: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste, or smell.

Difficulty- Moderate

Distance ~4 miles roundtrip

Location Kingsbury North Trailhead

Time 10:00 am to ~2:00 pm. Cost $5.


What to Bring

  • Water (~one liter per person)
  • Snacks
  • Insulating clothes – we suggest a wicking layer to go against your skin
  • Warm fleece-type layer
  • Windbreaker/ warm jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Extra layers
  • Winter hat and gloves
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Extra pair of dry socks
  • Snowshoes (let us know if you need to borrow a set)
  • Trekking poles (optional but let us know if you need to borrow a pair)
  • Lip Balm (≥ SPF 15+)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal Medications/Epi-Pen*
  • *Be sure to communicate any medical issues in a private conversation with your guides at the trailhead.
For more information about the trek, contact lindseys@tahoerimtrail.org.
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