Come to Northern California and Nevada and enjoy 7 AVA Year-Round and Seasonal events. We have it all!

The Tahoe Trail Trekkers is a local walking and hiking club which is part of a national organization called American Volkssport Association (AVA.org). AVA  is a non-profit, educational association that promotes FUN, FITNESS and FRIENDSHIP  by providing non-competitive walking, biking and other sporting events for everyone.


The Tahoe Trail Trekkers sponsor a yearly American Volkssport Association(AVA) Regular Event and three Year Round Walks and four Seasonal Walks. The walks are located in two states (California and Nevada) including the Nevada Capital Walk.

The four Seasonal walks, from May 1 to November 30, are located in Truckee,CA., Tahoe City,CA, and Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley) CA , Squaw Valley (Tahoma). There are three Year-Round walks located in Nevada; Reno , Reno UNR, and Carson City (Capital Walk ).

There are over 1300 year-round (YRE’S) walks in the U.S. that you can do almost any day of the year with anyone you would like to invite along. All you have to do is register at the starting point and get your directions for the walk. They are usually 10km or 5 KM (6.2 or 3.1 miles) in length and take approximately 2- 3 hours to complete.

Weekend AVA events are hosted by local clubs throughout the year, in varied, often historic locations.

All kinds of people get involved in Volkswalking and walk for the exercise, a love of the outdoors, and the rewards of ; socializing, staying fit, meeting people, and seeing things they might miss if they simply drove through the area.

Volksporting is many things. It is going for a walk with other people – on the trail, through a park, forest, historical area or right in your own neighborhood. It is going for a bike ride, ,  or a swim with family and friends, or maybe even a kayak excursion. The goal of the American Volksport Association is to promote physical fitness and good health by encouraging all people, regardless of age, race, color, creed, or economic status, to exercise in a stress-free environment.

The Tahoe Trail Trekkers includes folks of all ages who enjoy hiking typically on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through October and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the Lake Tahoe area during the winter, with the scheduled outings open to club members only. The AVA events that includes the AVA walks are open to all.   The club is AVA sanctioned however the hiking, some skiing and snowshoeing is not sanctioned and are club only events.   Pets are allowed on some club outings when indicated by the Hike Leader and pets are allowed on some AVA events when indicated.                                                   

*******Dog Policy for club members*********                                                                                         It will be up to the event, hike, or walk leader to make the determination to allow pets.    For the club event, hike, or walk, the leader will include as part of the announcement to members whether dogs will or will not be allowed.                                                                                    Dogs must be on leash at all times.                                                                                                                     Always clean up after your dog.  Do not leave any dog waste bags behind. Be prepared to carry your dog waste bags with you to dispose of properly.                                                                    Do not bring dogs who are aggressive or unfriendly.

Any questions about joining the Tahoe Trail Trekkers please call or send an email inquiry.