Free Footwear Demo on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Mt. Rose Trailhead

This is your chance to try out new hiking and running shoes before you buy them! On Saturday, July 19, leading footwear brands Salomon, Merrell, La Sportiva, Scarpa and Darn Tough Socks will be on the Mt. Rose portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail, and you can demo as many pairs of this year’s best trail shoes as you’d like; it’s all free...and you’ll score gear from Darn Tough and Tahoe Mountain Sports! 

This section of trail is one of the most beautiful and accessible around Lake Tahoe. It offers stunning views, wildflowers, wildlife and waterfalls, and is great for both novice and experienced hikers. The brands sponsoring this event produce the finest off-road shoes on the market, and it’s rare to have them all on-site simultaneously with demo shoes for everyone. This combination of free offerings is sure to please any hiker or runner who attends.

This TMS Footwear Demo is in conjunction with the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) mascot, McLeod the Marmot, as well as TRTA staff, will be greeting hikers on-trail and encouraging Challengers as they work toward their goals. Find McLeod and he’ll give you a prize!

 What's this Challenge we speak of?
“The 2nd Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge continues to build momentum as over 350 hikers, bikers and equestrians and five large Reno-Tahoe based corporations engage their employees in the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge,” said Shannon Sakrit of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. “The program has inspired trail users from the Reno-Tahoe and Sacramento-Bay areas to begin tackling small sections of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.” Visit for more information or to register for the Challenge. It is NOT necessary to register for this TMS Footwear Demo.

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  • Adam B.

    All the footwear brand representatives were a big help and this event had a great turnout! All attendees reported being very pleased with the time they had and the shoes they got to demo.

    July 22

  • Romney

    I belong to the TRTA, have enrolled in the challege and am excited to meet fellow hiking people...

    July 17

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