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Waddle Ranch Preserve

  • Lakes + Reservoirs + Rivers
  • Trails + Paved Paths + Access
Hwy 267, 3 miles south of Truckee
Truckee, CA 96161

About Us

Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy this hike through meadows and over creeks that leads to Lake Ella and Martis Creek Lake in Martis Valley.
Due to the sensitive habitat area, dogs are only allowed read more
  • About

    Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy this hike through meadows and over creeks that leads to Lake Ella and Martis Creek Lake in Martis Valley.

    Due to the sensitive habitat area, dogs are only allowed on leash on these trails.

    This area can take a little more effort to get to in the winter months, follow Martis Dam Road to the preserve when the road is open, or stop at the gate in winter and travel by foot to the Preserve. An often overlooked but beautifully taken care trail system, we have the Truckee Donner Land Trust to thank for developing this gorgeous Truckee gem.

    Distance: network of trails, large loop is about 6 miles
    Elevation: network of trails, moderate undulating elevation change
    Trailhead: Hwy 267 to Martis Dam Road

  • Highlights

    • Mileage: Varies
    • Level: Easy to moderate
    • Usage: Moderate
    • Access: Hwy 267 past Martis Dam Road