LAKE TAHOE: The Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Nevada Land Trust are pleased to announce the completed donation of 18.6 acres of land in Incline Village to the National Forest System. This parcel, known as the Bull Wheel property, provides the missing link needed to connect the seven-mile-long Incline Flume Trail from Mt. Rose Highway to Tunnel Creek creating an expanded trail system for hiking, mountain biking and running.
“The Bull Wheel gift has certainly been one of the highlights of our 22 years,” said Nevada Land Trust Executive Director, Alicia Reban. “Starting with the Duffield’s generosity, all our partners have brought their skills to the table for the greater good. Conservation is stronger when we work together.”
The Bull Wheel project began in 2016 when Cheryl and David Duffield, owners of the Ponderosa Ranch, donated the parcel to Nevada Land Trust. Since then, Friends of Incline Trails and Nevada Land Trust have partnered to realign and restore this section of trail to prepare it for public use.
The much-anticipated Incline Flume Trail link is an easy, flat trail that offers amazing, high elevation views of Lake Tahoe and is an experience that even beginner mountain-bike riders can enjoy. The connection also provides linkage to miles of single-track trail south to Spooner Summit.
A celebration and formal ribbon cutting will be held at a later date to be announced.