06.17.2022 Trail Completion

Martin Slough Multimodal Trail Project is Complete
Posted on 06/17/2022
Martin Slough Multimodal Trail Project is Complete

Minden, NV- The Martin Slough Multimodal Trail project is now complete. The general public can now fully access the trailhead as crews wrapped up construction over the past week. The path connects to Minden’s new fishing pond located south of Buckeye Road.  The Martin Slough Trail is a great amenity for Douglas County as it offers residents and tourists alike a chance to enjoy the great outdoors on a paved trail and additionally provides a pathway for residents to utilize full bike and walking access to the Minden and Gardnerville downtown areas.


The new construction consisted of approximately 1.86 miles, 10-Ft wide paved path connecting Jake’s Wetlands in Minden to the Gilman Ponds in Gardnerville. The construction budget was approximately $1,600,000 and is funded in partnership between several public and private entities including the Federal Highway Administration, Douglas County, Town of Minden, Town of Gardnerville, Douglas County School District, the Carson Valley Inn, Dean Seeman Foundation, the Ranch at Gardnerville.


“Partnership on this project and other trail projects has added more than 70 miles of new trails in Douglas County since 2010.  Many of those miles of trails were accomplished by the work of non-profit partners helping the county to capitalize on outdoor recreation and lifestyle opportunities” said Lisa Granahan, Economic Vitality Manager. This trail is a wonderful asset for our community and residents and a great amenity for visitors who seek out recreation opportunities while spending time in the Carson Valley.”


To view a map of the trail click here.


The path alignment follows generally along the Martin Slough which, in some areas, is close to environmentally sensitive areas.  This required additional studies to document the project impacts.  These studies consisted of geotechnical, flood impact analysis, wetland delineation, and cultural resources.  In addition to these studies prepared during the design phase, a biologist monitored the alignment for nesting activities of sensitive species during construction.


Users are reminded of the sensitive area and asked to plan to pack out trash and pick up after their pets as there are not yet trash cans or poop stations along the trail.  DOGS ARE ALLOWED on the Martin Slough Trail as long as they are on a leash that does not exceed 10 feet in length.  Dogs are not allowed in the Seeman Pond. 


Save the date for the trail dedication ceremony which will be taking place on the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2022.


To stay up to date and to sign up for project updates click on this link: Martin Slough Trail Project - Douglas County, Nevada (douglascountynv.gov)