Each year, dozens of official Sierra Club National Outings use our facilities as their home base for outdoor adventures in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

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Here are some examples of recent Sierra Club trips that we’ve hosted:

  • Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Introduction to Backpacking in the High Sierra
  • Just for Grandparents and Grandkids
  • Painting Along the Sierra Trails
  • Sierra Vistas and Family Fun
  • A Taste of the Sierra
  • Tracks Across the Sierra
  • 50-Plus Service at Clair Tappaan Lodge

For a current listing of Sierra Club trips scheduled at Clair Tappaan Lodge in 2018, check out our Events page.

Sierra Club National Outings


Sierra Club Outings is the leader in environmentally-friendly outdoor travel, offering an unparalleled section of trips for people of all ages, abilities, and interests. Whether you’re seeking lodge-based explorations, backpack journeys, canoe/kayak/raft excursions, volunteer vacations, international treks, or fun for the whole family, it’s no exaggeration to say that there’s something here for everyone.  For a current list of all outings scheduled at the Lodge, see our Events Page.

Outdoor/Environmental Education Partners

environmental edIn addition to hosting dozens of official Sierra Club events each year, we also work with local organizations who help create fun, educational, and memorable experiences in the outdoors. In doing so, we hope to create permanent connections between our guests and the environment. Our current program partners include: Gateway Mountain CenterHeadwaters Science InstituteSierra Nevada JourneysDiscovering Grace Adventures, and Tahoe Adventure Company.

For general information about outdoor/environmental education programs at Clair Tappaan Lodge, email manager@clairtappaanlodge.com or call (530) 426-3632.

Environmental Education Scholarship Fund – 
Every year we hold a Fundraiser at Clair Tappaan Lodge to enable Environmental Education opportunities for underserved youth. In 2021 it will be held July 16th & 17th.   Fundraiser Invitation  If you are unable to join us, you are still able to donate to our Environmental Education Program.  Make your check payable to Sierra Club Foundation and note that this donation is for our Clair Tappaan Lodge’s Environmental Education Fund.  Please mail your check to:   Clair Tappaan Lodge,  P. O. Box 36,  Norden, CA, 95724.  All proceeds go into a special fund which provides grants to groups wishing to stay at the Lodge and participate in Environmental Education programs.

Teachers and youth-group leaders working with underserved youth may apply for grant funds by submitting a funding request at least two weeks in advance of the event. To apply for a grant, please fill out our Funding Request Form and email to j2risk@gmail.com.

Check out our Donations Page for more info on how you can help support environmental education efforts underway at Clair Tappaan Lodge.

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