The Wendell and Inez Robie Foundation

About Wendell T. Robie

Robie Fdn logoWendell T Robie loved the trails of the Sierra Nevada and foothills. Sharing their beauty and challenge with others was one of the true joys of his life.

In 1955 Wendell founded the now famous Western States "100 Miles -- One Day" Trail Ride from Tahoe City to Auburn. This annual event has heightened public recognition of the need for trails and has brought enormous support for trail protection.

In 1982, Wendell organized and founded the Wendell and Inez Robie Foundation. Wendell strongly believed an ongoing organization of dedicated individuals would insure that future generations may enjoy similar trail experiences.

Wendell had a vision. If you would like to share in Wendell's vision and help provide the same experience for yourself and others, we would be honored to accept your participation in, and support of, the work of the Robie Foundation. Please visit the How To Help page for more information.

To date the Robie Foundation has financed over $850,000 in trail construction, restoration and related improvements, plus staging facilities. A partial list of benefited trails and projects include:

  • Robie Equestrian Park
  • Wendell T. Robie Trail
  • Western States Trail -- includes adopted one mile W.S. Trail
  • American River Trail -- Pioneer Express Trail
  • Sterling Pointe Equestrian Staging Area and Trails
  • Traylor Ranch Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve
  • Adopted and Maintained one mile Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Heumphreus Memorial Lecture Series at UC Davis -- Equine Soundness
  • Bernhard Museum and Carriage House
  • Supported Repair of Mountain Quarry ("No Hands") Bridge
  • Initiated and supported water fountain and trough at Monte Vista and Brown's Ravine
  • And support of numerous trail improvement projects (i.e. markers & signs)
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The Wendell & Inez Robie Foundation
PO Box 714
Foresthill, California  95631

Phone: 530.367.4332 (call ahead to send a fax)