Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

Immerse Yourself in THE ARTS

Experience Lake Tahoe like never before.

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

This year’s guided art hikes will take place on a trail overlooking the clear waters of Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. Featuring award-winning musicians, dancers, poets, and installation land artists working with the theme of Blue.
For 2019, the trail is 3.89 miles.
Meet 20 minutes before your scheduled tour time at:
Tahoe XC
925 Country Club Drive
Tahoe City, California 96145

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Saturday, Sept. 7

Hikes starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Sunday Sept. 8

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. 

Jacquie Chandler

Tour

Sep 7, 2019 11:00 AM

Mindfulness Hike for adults If you stretch and tone with a stick or stone...as you move and tone outside, you will feel at home. The Earth is you Gym - I am your Sensei. Come breathe with the wind. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts and our surrounding environment.

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

Follow your true North, touching earth and sky as we walk in the forest to see 10 art sites along a 3.8-mile trail. Oshana has been a Trails & Vistas performer with dance, and is currently a teacher of Pilates and a Wonderlust guide. You are​ in good hands with Oshana.

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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