Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Truckee's paths and trails span from paved bike paths to challenging, rocky trails to conquer by foot or on your bike. Take the whole family out on the recently completed Legacy Trail that runs along the picturesque Truckee River, from downtown Truckee west to Glenshire. Or, head up Negro Canyon, a single track trail for bikes, hikers, or runners that looks over Donner Lake.

Winter + Spring

snowman, truckee

Winter + Spring

 

Ski Resorts + Nordic Areas

old gondola car sugar bowl, truckee

World Class Ski Areas

Winter Backcountry Trails

backcountry skiing, truckee California photographer Andy Giordano

Winter Backcountry Trails

Public Parks + Recreation

truckee pool, waterside, year-round

Public Parks + Recreation

Summer + Fall

Truckee Fall

Fall + Summer

Summer Adventure Areas

Horseback riding, equestrian, truckee, Tahoe donner

Summer Adventure Areas

 

Hiking + Biking Trails

easy family bike trail, legacy trail

Hiking + Biking Trails

Lakes + Rivers

Donner Lake, Truckee River, Photographer Bill Stevenson

Lakes + Rivers

Trails

Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Summer Trails + Paved Paths + Access:
Historical Site - Donner Camp Trail at Alder Creek
Interpretive 1/3 mile trail with plaque commemorating where part of the Donner Party camped near Alder Creek, trapped during the severe winter of 1846-47.
CA 89 & Alder Creek
Truckee, CA 96161
The trails of this historic area off of Old Hwy 40 on Donner Summit follow clear creeks and look directly down on Donner Lake. Only non-motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails that follow old tra
Old Hwy 40
Truckee, CA 96161
8 mile hike from just south of Brockway Summit on HWY 267 to the Martis Peak fire lookout, with about 1700 ft in elevation gain.
Brockway Summit on HWY 267
Truckee, CA 96161
Trails leading through Johnson Canyon (formerly called Negro Canyon) connect with Summit Lake to the west or Glacier Way and the Donner Rim Trail in Tahoe Donner to the east.
Hwy I-80 and Donner Lake exit
Truckee, CA 96161
Hikers and nature lovers enjoy this hike through meadows and over creeks that leads to Lake Ella and Martis Creek Lake in Martis Valley. The trailhead is located just off of Hwy 267 before Northstar.
Hwy 267, 3 miles south of Truckee
Truckee, CA 96161
Multi-use single track trail on the mountains and ridges surrounding Donner Lake. Currently 15 of the planned 23-mile trail are open (9 of those for bicycle use).
Glacier Way
Truckee, CA 96161
The Tahoe Rim Trail is a beautiful 165 mile single track, multi-use trail winding high above Lake Tahoe.
Truckee, CA 96161
Single track trail following Alder Creek out to Stampede Reservoir, following in a historic path of pioneers in the 1800s.
Hwy 89 & Donner Camp Picnic Site
Truckee, CA 96161
A 6-mile paved bike path (plowed in winter) along the Truckee River from Truckee River Regional Park to Glenshire neighborhood and accessing Riverview Sports Park with historical and art landmarks.
Truckee River Regional Park
Truckee, CA 96161
4.1 mile easy to moderate hiking loop.
HWY 267
Just south of Martis Dam Road
Truckee, CA 96161
A popular local recreation spot, four miles from downtown Truckee with single track and dirt roads weaving through the woods and around the reservoir. Camping is available at the north end.
Truckee, CA 96161
Hikers who enjoy swimming in alpine lakes are drawn to this scenic hike that leads to four lakes at the end of Donner Summit Trail.
Donner Summit
Truckee, CA 96161
E. Jibboom Street & Bridge Street
Truckee, CA 96161
2.5 mile path along Donner Lake, with Donner Memorial State Park history and ecology exhibits along the way.
Donner Memorial State Park
Truckee, CA 96161
2.5 mile single track trail from 89N at Sagehen Creek to Stampede Reservoir.
HWY 89N at Sagehen Creek Bridge
Truckee, CA 96161
9-mile single track trail with great vistas.
Thelin Drive
Ponderosa Palisades
Truckee, CA 96161

Scenic Paved Trails Map

Explore over 17 miles of scenic paved paths in Truckee. The Legacy Trail is paved in the winter and usually clear to walk or run within 24 hours. Legacy Trail Map PDF > Digital Version >