The idea of building the Tahoe Rim Trail was first voiced out by a recreational officer who worked for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), named Glenn Hampton. It was in 1987 that Hampton voiced out his brilliant idea to make Lake Tahoe safer for hikers besides attracting more tourists to the area. Nonetheless, his idea was realized through a volunteering effort and the completion of the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2001 has been managed by the LTBMU and the Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park authorities since then.
The Tahoe Rim Trail holds a lot of adventure trails as well as mild hiking adventures for those who choose to have a relaxing stroll around Lake Tahoe. Vacationers and hikers can access to the trail from almost every angle as the trail is very near to the local towns. The trails is a single-track trail that can be as narrow as 2 feet wide, covering various types of terrains such as sandy steep hill, rocky hill side as well as outstretch fields. The Tahoe Rim Trail has the most hikers in between July and September, when the snow are in the melting process. Although the trails are open the whole year, hikers are not advised to use it during winter to avoid any unwanted incidents.The chances of hikers being able to witness the most dramatic lake view on the Tahoe Rim Trail is when they reached the 11,000 feet point. At that point, hikers can see the whole stretch of the Lake Tahoe basin and the smaller lakes around the Lake Tahoe vicinity. If lucky, hikers could also do some bear watching from afar into the bear country. Other than hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and skiing are allowed but any motorized activities are strictly forbidden on the Tahoe Rim Trail.
The Tahoe Rim Trail adventure does not stop there. Each year, a 100 mile trail run is organized in the Tahoe Rim Trail and the event has attracted over a thousand trail running participants from all over the world. The trail run covers over 100 mile trails at various heights and the winner of the run will be based on the earliest to arrive at the last check point.