BINGO! Explore 25 Stunning Trails and Win Big

Tahoe Mountain Sports Trail Bingo

Trail Bingo is our biggest giveaway to date! Not only is it an opportunity to get outside and explore Truckee and Lake Tahoe trails during the tail end of summer, but it’s also a great way to win amazing prizes like gift cards, shoes from Oboz and On Running, and more! There will be a total of 15 prizes awarded so everyone has a chance to win.

There is a race to blackout the board. Keep reading to discover the huge prizes for the first male and female to complete every trail on the bingo board! Regular bingo is not a race and entries will be accepted through the end date detailed in the rules below.

9/9 UPDATE: Tahoe National Forest is CLOSED, Trail Bingo has ENDED

The US Forest Service has temporarily closed all National Forests in California. The Tahoe National Forest is closed beginning at 5 pm on September 9th through September 14th. Here’s what that means:

  • All campgrounds are closed
  • All roads in the National Forest System are closed
  • No dispersed camping
  • No day-use
  • No recreation (hiking, climbing, mountain biking, etc.)

While unfortunate, these closures are necessary to protect our community and the hard-working wildland firefighters battling historic blazes throughout California. Read the full USFS news release here.

Do your research and respect the closures. We find Caltopo to be a helpful resource that details US Forest Service boundaries. You can also find maps of the Tahoe National Forest on their website. Please remember to #RecreateResponsibly and act conservatively during this time of heightened fire danger.

Updated Trail Bingo Rules

Due to these unforeseen circumstances, the Trail Bingo contest has ended and the following changes apply.

  • No activities after 5 pm on September 9th will be counted towards the Trail Bingo contest. Respect the trail closures.
  • Bingo boards must be turned in at Tahoe Mountain Sports by 6 pm on Sunday, September 13th.
  • Any bingo boards with 5 boxes in a row (a true bingo) will count as TWO entries.
  • Any bingo boards with 4 boxes in a row will count as ONE entry.
  • Those that tagged us in a social media post will double their entry.
  • If you previously did not tag us but want to double your entry, you still can by doing the following: Tag @TahoeMountainSports, Mention that the Tahoe National Forest is CLOSED, and use the hashtags #RespectTheClosure and #GearUpTruckee.
  • The first male and female blackout boards were handed in on September 9th. No more boards will be accepted for blackout prizes.

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How to Play

Prizes

Trail Descriptions and Map

Terms and Conditions

COVID-19 Trail Etiquette

How to Play Trail Bingo

  1. Contest begins Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am!
  2. Pick up your bingo board in person at Tahoe Mountain Sports.
  3. Run or hike the specified trails on the bingo board and track your activity using Strava, Garmin, etc.
  4. Track each activity. When you drop off your bingo board, activities will be verified with your platform of choice (Strava, Garmin, etc.)
  5. Contest ends Sunday, September 13 at 6 pm! Bingo boards must be dropped off in person at Tahoe Mountain Sports by that time.
  6. All loop trails must be run or hiked in their entirety, out and back trails must be run or hiked a minimum of 3 miles.
  7. The first male and first female to blackout the entire board win prizes!
  8. Everyone who completes a bingo will be entered to win the other prizes. Winners will be chosen at random.
  9. Write your name, email, and phone number on the back of your completed bingo card and drop off at Tahoe Mountain Sports by 6 pm on Sunday, September 13.

Enter to Win Amazing Prizes

A total of 15 amazing prizes will be awarded so don’t worry if you’re not the first to turn in a completed bingo board! Of the 15 prizes, 13 will be awarded to winners chosen at random in a drawing at the close of bingo. Every participant has a good chance of winning a stellar prize. 

Board Blackout Race

The first male and female to complete a board blackout win the prizes below. A board blackout is defined as completing every trail on the bingo board. This is a race! What are you waiting for, start running!

  • 1st Male – $200 TMS gift card
  • 1st Female – $200 TMS gift card

Grand Prizes

Bingo closes on Sunday, September 13 at 6 pm. Make sure to hand in your bingo board before that time to be eligible for prizes. All entrants will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes.

  • Grand Prize: $250 TMS gift card + On Running shoe of choice
  • Second Place: $100 TMS gift card + Oboz shoe of choice
  • Third Place:  Deuter Daypack + TMS Bigtruk Hat
  • 10 Random Bingos will also be chosen to win $25 gift cards

Double Your Trail Bingo Entry!

You can double your entry by doing the following before 6 pm on Sunday, September 13th: TAG @TahoeMountainSports in a social media post, MENTION that the Tahoe National Forest is CLOSED, and USE THE HASHTAGS #RespectTheClosure and #GearUpTruckee.

Trail Descriptions and Maps

Tap each trail name for a description, map, and directions of each route.

Castle Peak Out and Back

Distance – 8.68 miles

Elevation Gain – 2413 feet

Summit Lake Loop

Distance – 6.69 miles

Elevation Gain – 949 feet

Relay Peak

Distance – 9.4 miles

Elevation Gain – 1515 feet

Razorback Loop

Distance – 4.9 miles

Elevation Gain – 1007 feet

Sawtooth Trail

Distance – 11 miles

Elevation Gain – 750 feet

Martis Creek Loop

Distance – 4.2 miles

Elevation Gain – 392 feet

Emigrant Trail Out and Back

Distance – 24 miles (Picnic Area to Stampede)

Elevation Gain – 1800 feet

Warren Lake Out and Back

Distance – 13.9 miles

Elevation Gain – 3927 feet

Euer Valley Loop

Distance – 5.8 miles

Elevation Gain – 488 feet

Donner Lake Rim Trail Out and Back

Distance – 12.3 miles

Elevation Gain – 1614 feet

Mount Judah Loop

Distance – 4.8 miles

Elevation Gain – 1220 feet

Coldstream Canyon Loop

Distance – 3 miles

Elevation Gain – 571 feet

Maggie’s Loop

Distance – 6.14 miles

Elevation Gain – 2022 feet

Point Mariah Out and Back

Distance – 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain – 600 feet

Animal Trail Loop

Distance – 5.8 miles

Elevation Gain – 1000 feet

Loch Leven Lakes Out and Back

Distance – 8.8 miles

Elevation Gain – 1587 feet

Ellis Peak Out and Back

Distance – 8 miles

Elevation Gain – 1876 feet

Shirley Canyon Out and Back

Distance – 5.6 miles

Elevation Gain – 1863 feet

Painted Rocks Loop

Distance – 8.1 miles

Elevation Gain – 1637 feet

Flume Trail Out and Back

Distance – 6 miles

Elevation Gain – 700 feet

Lake Ella Loop

Distance – 6 miles

Elevation Gain – 784 feet

Granite Chief Out and Back

Distance – 6.5 miles

Elevation Gain – 1965 feet

Watson Lake Out and Back

Distance – 12.7 miles

Elevation Gain – 2050 feet

Martis Peak Out and Back

Distance – 9.2 miles

Elevation Gain – 1794 feet

PCT to Boreal Out and Back

Distance – 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain – 1136 feet

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Tahoe Mountain Sports Trail Bingo Contest starts Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am and is open through Sunday, September 13 at 6 pm.
  2. Bingo cards can be picked up at Tahoe Mountain Sports starting at 10 am on Wednesday, August 12.
  3. You must hand in your bingo board in person before Sunday, September 13 at 6 pm to be eligible to win.
  4. A bingo defined as completing any 5 boxes in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. A blackout is defined as completing the entire board, all 25 trails.
  5. Each trail will be verified by the participant’s platform of choice, either Strava or Garmin Connect. You must show verification when you hand in your bingo board. If you do not wish to download Strava or Garmin Connect, make sure to take a photo on the trail that can be verified by date.
  6. Blackout winners are not eligible for other prizes.
  7. Only one bingo board is allowed per person.
  8. TMS reserves the right to adjust the terms and conditions if situations warrant.
  9. TMS will not be held liable for any injuries, technological issues, navigation issues, or other things out of our control.
  10. E-biking does not count towards the race to blackout the trail bingo board. It does count for regular bingo entries.

COVID-19 Trail Etiquette

Wear a Face Covering – Please carry a face covering on the trail and wear it over your nose and mouth when you are passing others or anytime you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between other trail users.

Share the Trail – Whether you’re riding, hiking, or running, make sure to be courteous of others and share the trail. Call out when you are passing, wear a face covering, and provide ample distance between yourself and others. When passing, move off the trail at least 6 feet if the terrain allows, turn your face away, and do not trample sensitive vegetation.

Leave No Trace – Carry a plastic bag with you and pack out all of your trash. Stay on the trail, except to pass others, and do not trample sensitive vegetation.

Park in Designated Parking Spots – Trails are busier than ever because of COVID-19. If a parking lot is full, go somewhere else. Only park in designated spots at the trailhead.

Control Your Dog – If you choose to adventure with your furry friend, make sure they are under control at all times. Carry a leash and follow all leash regulations.



Siobhan is the Marketing Director of Tahoe Mountain Sports. She's always down for a sufferfest, as long as it ends with ice cream. Favorite activities include backcountry skiing, trail running, and backpacking.


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