Tahoe Rim Trail, 3rd Edition by Tim Hauserman

May 7, 2022

Tahoe Rim Trail 3rd Edition, is written by local author Tim Hauserman who has hiked the entire trail, every inch. He’s biked the open sections, has volunteered to build trail sections, and is one of the biggest advocates for the TRTA.

He’s one heck of a writer too.

An avid adventurer and explorer, Tim moved to Tahoe when he was two years old, and has since racked up countless miles along the Tahoe Rim Trail.

“I have led hiking, kayaking and mountain biking trips in the area. I have thru-hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail three times, and hiked every section probably a dozen times,” said Hauserman. “I love the trail, and now I know it like the back of my hand.”

Over twenty miles of new trail descriptions, the new trail at Mt. Rose, and a new network of trails in the Kingsbury Grade area are just a few examples of updates in the third edition of the Tahoe Rim Trail guidebook.

Endorsed by and promoted as the official guidebook by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), this is the only guide to focus solely on the Tahoe Rim Trail, the spectacular 165-miles of glorious trail that crowns Lake Tahoe.

Inside this pocket guide book, Tim divulges the secrets of the Tahoe Rim Trail, giving the latest conditions and routing of the trail, along with info for over 20 miles of new trail. Updated topographic maps depict the entire route, along with the easy to read trail directions, the book includes fascinating information on the plants and animals you’ll see along the trail, plus essential advice for planning a hike on the TRT, whether it’s a day’s outing or a 2-week circuit of the entire lake. You’ll also learn where to find water on the trail, where to photograph the best wildflowers, how to plan a backpacking trip and what shuttle options are available for day and thru-hikers.

Accessible by hikers, equestrians, skiers and mountain bikers (for the non-wilderness portions), the world renown Tahoe Rim Trail crosses through six counties, three national forests, and two states and was completed in 2001 largely by volunteer labor.

The first and only how-to guide to this popular trail, this is the official guidebook of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, whose mission is to improve, maintain and promote the trail.

Tim Hauserman has been a resident of North Lake Tahoe since 1960. He has hiked and biked in the area for many years and has been a guide for the Sierra Club, the North Tahoe Hiking Club, and the Tahoe Rim Trail. A member of the Tahoe Rim Trail Board of Directors since 1998, he became the 11th member of the Tahoe Rim Trail 150-Mile Club in 1999.