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Join us for Spectacular Sunsets on Guided Hikes to Cougar Rock

People come from all over the world to hike to Cougar Rock, watch the sunset, and see the full moon! These amazing hikers (and a couple of dogs) are guided by ARTA Docents up to the top of Cougar Rock and treated to spectacular sunsets! These guided Dave Edney Memorial Sunset Hikes to Cougar Rock are scheduled [...]

ARTA enjoys Family Fun Day at Big Trees

If you ventured into Calaveras Big Trees State Park for their annual Family Fun Day celebration in August, we hope you stopped by the ARTA booth to say hello! This was our first chance to show off our custom pop-up tent. Steve and Jane did a fabulous job of designing the custom artwork that defines our [...]

ARTA Mourns The Loss of Devoted Trail Volunteer Dave Edney

It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to Dave Edney who passed in February, 2016, suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. He was the picture of health and participated regularly in ultra-endurance events. Almost everyone who came into contact with the Arnold Rim Trail Association over the past eight years knows "Captain [...]

A Sierra Treasure in the Making

Click on the image above to view a PDF of the original article by Randy Crutcher that appeared in OutThere magazine. Midway between the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe and the sheer granite walls of Yosemite Valley, a trail that highlights the treasures of the central Sierra Nevada range has begun to take shape. When fully completed it will traverse portions [...]

Replacing last of the “double track” roads with “single track” trails

The current Arnold Rim Trail includes a section of Forest Service Road 4N40 from near Cowell Creek to near Valley View Drive. Our goal has always been to replace Forest Service "double track" roads with "single track" trails, so that ultimately the entire Arnold Rim Trail would be single track. Over the past decade we [...]