Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Truckee's paths and trails span from paved bike paths to scenic world-class built single-track trails that can be enjoyed by all types of rider or runner abilities. Take the whole family out on the Legacy Trail that runs along the picturesque Truckee River, from downtown Truckee west to Glenshire. Or, head up Johnson Canyon, a single track trail for bikes, hikers, or runners that looks over Donner Lake. Truckee features a large network of trails for whatever type of adventure you seek.

Trails + Access

Trails + Paved Paths + Access

Summer Trails + Paved Paths + Access:
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
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Bike, walk, or skate from Tahoe Donner to downtown Truckee. Trout Creek Trail is a Class 1 paved trail connecting Northwoods Boulevard to Downtown Truckee.
E. Jibboom Street & Bridge Street
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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.
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2.5 mile single track trail from 89N at Sagehen Creek to Stampede Reservoir.
HWY 89N at Sagehen Creek Bridge
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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
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
Scenic single track trail following Alder Creek out to Stampede Reservoir, following in the historic path of pioneers in the 1800s.
Hwy 89 & Donner Camp Picnic Site
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4.1 mile easy to moderate hiking loop.
HWY 267
Just south of Martis Dam Road
Truckee, CA 96161
This historic logging road leaves Truckee heading up into Coldstream Canyon. It's an ideal location for snowshoeing or cross-country/back-country skiing.
Cold Stream Road & Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
A local's favorite trail for mellow backcountry heads through Johnson Canyon with views of Donner Lake.
Hwy I-80 and Donner Lake exit
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
A gorgeous wooded trail meandering along a stream,Sagehen Summit is a treasure in how much less foot traffic this area can see compared to other trailheads in the region.
Hwy 89 North
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
16395 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
Nearly eight 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
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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
9-mile single track trail with great vistas.
Thelin Drive
Ponderosa Palisades
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
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

Truckee Trails

Explore over 17 miles of scenic paved trails in Truckee or miles of world-class built singletrack trails. The Legacy Trail is paved and usually clear from snow in the winter to walk, run or bike within 24 hours. Legacy Trail Map PDF > Digital Version >. Learn more about Truckee's trails at TruckeeTrails.Org.

Motorized vehicles are prohibited on paved Truckee bike paths but electric bikes are not considered motorized vehicles. All classes of electric bikes are allowed on Truckee's paved paths.

Tahoe Trails

The Lake Tahoe Bike Map is the most comprehensive bike trail map for the region.  Produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition with support from Map Sponsors, this easy-to-use trail map is an excellent way to plan your Tahoe-Truckee cycling adventure. Free maps are also available at businesses and visitor centers throughout the Tahoe-Truckee region. Want turn-by-turn directions that guide you on these bike trails? Visit our interactive bike map here!

Paved + Single Track Maps

The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that builds, maintains, and advocates for multi-use trails in Tahoe while providing education to all trail users and hosting fun community events. TAMBA works in partnership with land managers such as the U.S. Forest Service, Nevada State Parks, California State Parks, and the City of South Lake Tahoe. In addition, TAMBA helps maintain more than 100 miles of trail per year. TAMBA is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and to preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promotion of responsible trail use.

See Trail Conditions

See Trails Map (TRAILFORKS)

Trailforks Truckee Zoomed in Map

The Lake Tahoe Bikeways Map is Tahoe’s most comprehensive bike trail map. Check out the new, interactive bike map produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition! The map provides bike path directions, bike shop locations, and bike parking information.

Take control - The control box in the bottom right let’s you control what you view on the map, such as the location of bike shops around the Tahoe/Truckee region.

Improve the map - Use the “Improve the Map” option to tag the map. Is our map missing a bike rack? Tag it!

Report problems - Submit a report on anything that slows you down on your bike: potholes in your bike path, construction zones, missing bike route connections and much more.