Meeks Bay Trail Receives TRPA Best in Basin Award
In December 2019, the Meeks Bay Trail was one of eight projects awarded a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Best in Basin award for 2018. A little more than three-quarters of a mile long, this Class 1 multi-use path is a major addition to the West Shore trail system. The trail links two significant recreational centers on Tahoe’s West Shore — Sugar Pine Point State Park southward to the entrance of Meeks Bay Resort. The pathway parallels Highway 89, and significant engineering hurdles were overcome while constructing the trail. The path was constructed in just one season and within existing Forest Service and Caltrans rights of way. Seventy percent of the project required retaining walls, as well as the construction of a large bridge. The extension of this bike trail completes a 23-mile trail network connecting to neighboring communities of Tahoe City and Squaw Valley and is consistent with goals, policies, and actions set forth in the 2010 Lake Tahoe Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.The TCPUD has incorporated this new bike path into our trail network for maintenance and improvements, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to experience and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe on a bike path for years to come.
Central Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration was the lead agency on this project. The TCPUD was a proud partner on this important trail project.