On July 6, 2009, the Reno Gazette-Journal featured a front page article reporting about plans to link Reno with the Mt. Rose Summit and Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT). The Reno-to-Rim or Rim-to-Reno Trail, which either way may be abbreviated as RRT or RtRT, could start at the Hunter Creek Trailhead in northwest Reno. Alternately (or additionally), TRT could be reached from Reno's Ballardini Ranch via a connector trail through Thomas Creek Canyon. In either case, the hiking distance from Reno to the Tahoe Rim Trail over the Mt. Rose or Mt. Houghton Summit will be almost 20 miles. To warm up for the long and steep climb into the Mt. Rose Wilderness, a year-round 10-mile loop trail in the Belli Ranch area (Belli Front Trail System) south of Mogul is also proposed. Comments are accepted until July 26 and can be submitted electronically via email to email@example.com as simple message or as file in txt, rtf, or doc format (rim-reno-scoping).
The planned system of trails will not just offer new access to the backcountry, but will shape an interstate trail system, linking Nevada and California and its diverse habitats together for recreational and sustainable human activities.
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Jeff Delong: Trail proposal links Reno, Tahoe areas
kolotv.com: NationalForest Trail would Connect Reno, Tahoe
ktvn.com: National Forest Trail would Connect Reno, Tahoe
TahoeLoco.com: Forest Service has plans for Rim to Reno Trail