Great Trail Race Course on USDA Roads and Trails
USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service:
A large percentage of the public land in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas are owned and operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This region is blessed with open space featuring hundreds of miles of trails and roads. Many of which lie in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Truckee Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.
The Great Trail Race course is held in part on these public roads and trails and we thank the USDA for working with us on this Epic Tahoe Truckee Event.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
In 1973, this most unique area of America’s National Forest System was established. The establishment of the LTBMU was not really the creation of a “new” National Forest, but rather a re-organization of National Forest Lands that had already existed in the Tahoe Basin since 1899. Read more, Lake Tahoe Basin Management
Truckee National Forest, Truckee Ranger District:
Welcome to the Tahoe National Forest, where each year nearly six million visitor days are spent enjoying the scenic variety and clean air of the high Sierra. These public lands are dedicated to the wise use and production of timber, water, grazing areas, wildlife and recreational opportunities. The Forest name, taken from the famed Lake Tahoe, is probably from a Washoe Indian word meaning “Big Water.” Read more Tahoe National Forest