Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

Immerse Yourself in THE ARTS

Experience Art in Nature like never before.
Tickets for 2020 Art Hikes go on sale on Earth Day.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to our September Art Hikes. Unfortunately, tickets are now sold out and therefore will not be for sale at the door. We appreciate your support, and hope to see you next year on September 12 & 13, 2020.

Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas Art Hikes blend art experiences with the beauty of being immersed in nature.

Art Hike Tickets

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

Hikes starting at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Sept. 13, 2020

Hikes starting at 9:20 a.m.

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Meet your art hike guides

Your Guides

Your Trails & Vistas art hike will be led by one of our trained guides. All of our guides are volunteers and are passionate about ensuring your Trails & Vistas experience is unforgettable.

Reina Markheim

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 9:00 AM

Lucky me! I’ve been guiding with Trails & Vistas for 14 years. Living in the land of gratitude. 

David Galson

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 9:20 AM

I strive to find something interesting to focus on everywhere I go. I look forward to sharing an art hike with you to see what we can experience together. I am a musician, photographer and woodworker.

Rick Ramos

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 9:40 AM

Rick Ramos is a California Naturalist, Sierra Club hike leader at Group, Chapter and National levels, and an avid outdoorsman. Growing up in Dutch Flat he acquired an intimate knowledge of our Sierra Nevada as he developed his passion for the outdoors – which has since had him traveling from Baja to Alaska. Same featured artists and art hike route.

Lisa Ascher

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 10:00 AM

Family Hike Guide. I am called back to the trees after 15 years away. I am an educator and fierce defender of childhood. I am coming back to life with the power of nature through experience, family and community. Family Hikes are designed for hiking with children with more of a relaxed playful experience.

Patty Kelly

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 10:20 AM

Family Hike Guide: I love the expression of art and there is no better place to experience art than in nature. Walk with me and be inspired by both the arts and nature. Family Hikes are designed for hiking with children with more of a relaxed playful experience. 

Dan Joseph

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 10:40 AM

I am a custom woodworker and appreciate the beauty of our forests. I love being on land and in water in the great outdoors. I enjoy leading you on trails of natural beauty dotted with musicians, artists, poets and unimaginable creations to support the annual Trails & Vistas Art Hikes. 

Jean Fournier for Jacquie

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 11:00 AM

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts and our surrounding environment. Jacquie needed to heal and so our faithful guide Jean Fournier will guide you with grace for your 3 mile journey to see 12 art in nature sites. 

Jill Stevenson

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 11:20 AM

Mindfulness Hike for adults. Join me on the trail for a deeper connection to art and nature. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts and our surrounding environment. 

Sophie Moeller: Mindfulness Hike for young at heart

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 11:40 AM

Mindfulness Hike with a SMILE for young adults and adults young at heart. "I have performed on stages from coast to coast. My passion for acting and my “yes, and…” attitude resonated deeply with Trails & Vistas. I say, “I trust you!” Come walk with me in positivity." Adult (21+) and Student Tickets available (ages 15 to 21 years old)

Chris Olander: Leisure Hike for all ages

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM

Enjoy art in nature with 10 art sites along the 3.89 trail with Chris Olander the Nevada County Poet Laureate. Chris has been a guide for over 20 years with the Strawberry Creek Walk for the Watershed Poetry Festival in Berkeley on the UC campus and joins the Trails & Vistas guide team this year. Join Chris on the beautiful forested trail along an autumn creek to a stunning vista of Lake Tahoe.

Bill Schultz

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 12:20 PM

Leisure hikes will offer a slower-paced hike. This hike is suitable for anyone that is in good physical shape but may not be acclimated to high elevation walking. "I love enriching my hikes with stories about our human history and the natural history of Lake Tahoe. I want you to complete your art hikes feeling connected to the land and the beauty of our local area." - Bill

Rachel Baez

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 9:20 AM

I am passionate about relationship and connection — and specifically how humans learn and grow through building relationships and connection to nature. I am an ecopsychologist, guide, teacher, student, adventurer, and explorer of the world.

Rick Ramos

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 9:40 AM

Rick Ramos is a California Naturalist, Sierra Club hike leader at Group, Chapter and National levels, and an avid outdoorsman. Growing up in Dutch Flat he acquired an intimate knowledge of our Sierra Nevada as he developed his passion for the outdoors – which has since had him traveling from Baja to Alaska. This Nature hike features the same artists and trail route.

Lisa Ascher

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 10:00 AM

Called back to the trees after 15 years away. I am an educator and a fierce defender of childhood. I am coming back to life with the power of nature through experience, family and community. Family Hikes are designed for hiking with children with more of a relaxed playful experience. 

Whitney Figen

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 10:20 AM

The future of our spectacular Tahoe environment will soon be in the hands of today’s youth. I am passionate about giving children an opportunity to experience our mountains, connect with plants and animals that call this place home, and develop a love for the Sierras that will be passed along to future generations.

Dan Joseph

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 10:40 AM

I am a custom woodworker and appreciate the beauty of our forests. I love being on land and in water in the great outdoors. I enjoy leading you on trails of natural beauty dotted with musicians, artists, poets and unimaginable creations to support the annual Trails & Vistas Art Hikes. 

Leeds Davis

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Mindfulness Hike for adults Just as the wave is never separate from the ocean, so we are ever connected with the limitless consciousness pervading our existence. In this hike we will explore our intimacy with all that surrounds us…our connection with Earth and sky, with art, music and dance, with our world both animate and inanimate.

Jon Weedn

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 11:20 AM

This is a Mindfulness Hike with Jon Weedn with the focus of remaining silent as you walk from site to site along a 3.89 trail. Jon invites you to open the door to listen with all of our senses to hear so so much more of nature around us. Its the full sound of the present moment, giving full attention to the possibility of truly noticing. 

Oshana Biondi: Mindfulness Hike

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 12:00 PM

Every landscape has a storyline, distinguished by its unique textures, hues, shapes and lifeforms. Open your senses to the elements, land art, and community as we walk Trails & Vistas together. Oshana creates mindful movement explorations for people to connect more deeply with themselves and Nature. Be it on a trail, the water, pilates studio, or massage table- her offerings are developing as “Touching Earth and Sky” retreats. 

Carmen Carr: Leisure Hike Guide

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 12:20 PM

The theme for my hike is: "Stepping forward filled with Grace" Grace - simple elegance and refinement in every step reaching the point of effortlessness. Our awareness grows, opening up to our surroundings. The birds and sky above, the dirt and pine needles below our feet, to the performer right in front of us and all in nature. Leisure hikes will offer a slower-paced hike. This hike is suitable for anyone that is in good physical shape but may not be acclimated to high elevation hiking over 7,000 feet. 

Felix Brosch

Tour

Sep 8, 2019 12:40 PM

Forest Bathing Specialty Hike. I believe in humanity. Nature has my back. Ich folge dir und fuhre dich (I follow you and I guide you). Felix Brosch will lead you to experience art in nature and share the healing way of Shinrin-yoku, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing."

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