Truckee, CA Trails and Parks

Truckee has 78 trails in the vicinity, including 36 hiking trails and 26 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.9 to 160 miles in length. The most popular trails are Soda Springs Road, Grouse Ridge to Glacier Lake, Commemorative Emigrant Trail and East from CA Hwy 89. Trails.com member Jim M. recently completed Tinker Knob.
  • Sagehen CreekView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wildflower season reaches a dramatic crescendo in early to midsummer along Sagehen Creek, where a short, easy trail provides access to the area ...

  • Commemorative Emigrant Trail, East from CA Hwy 89View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 hors
    •  20.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is at the boundary of high desert and montane forest. It varies from sagebrush to Jeffrey pine forest to white fir forest. The snow ...

  • Hole-in-the-Ground TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  17.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride passes through the kind of country that you’ve hiked and backpacked in, and wished you could’ve mountain biked in—and now you can. ...

  • Fordyce Creek Trail DriveView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Difficult
    •  Allow one long day
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A premier hardcore trail. First-time users should consider driving this trail during the annual Sierra Trek event sponsored by the California ...

  • Lake SpauldingView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  Day trip
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    A gigantic granite bowl that captures Sierra sunlight, exhilarating air, and liquid snow. Lake Spaulding practically shouts for paddlers to visit. ...

  • Sagehen CreekView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  2 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wildflower season reaches a dramatic crescendo in early summer along Sagehen Creek, where a short, easy trail provides access for young and old ...

  • Boca Ridge and Verdi Peak TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  3 hours
    •  16.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This interesting trail close to the Nevada state line travels north from Boca Reservoir to Northern Sierra #21: Henness Pass Road. Immediately ...

  • Summit Lake TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A buddy of mine, a dog lover and travel writer, asked if I was going to include Summit Lake in this guidebook. I hadn’t thought about it, since ...

  • Watson Lake from Midway BridgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4 hours
    •  17.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Before you decide not to ride this trail because it’s too far or involves too much climbing, please realize that there are several places where ...

  • Paradise Lake TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  2 days
    •  15.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The PCT combined with a 1-mile stretch of abandoned jeep road provides a well-graded route to island-dotted Paradise Lake, one of the most picturesque ...

  • Coldstream Trail to Tinker KnobView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  5 to 7 hours
    •  Guide

    This route is so seldom used that a nearby resort owner has dubbed it the “Lost Trail,” and it provides tranquil passage to the Pacific Crest ...

  • Jackson Meadows & Milton ReservoirsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Fly-Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Jackson Meadows, at more than 6,000 feet in elevation, provides a typical picturesque and forested Sierra Nevada mountain lake. An additional ...

  • Watson Lake from Brockway SummitView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is newly built and contains both smooth and hard-packed, and rocky and technical sections. Please prevent your rear wheel from sliding ...

  • Lake Valley ReservoirView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  Day trip
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Forested mountain lake that is great for the family. Peaceful Lake Valley Reservoir invites family outings. The lakeshore varies from rocky to ...

  • Commemorative Emigrant TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  4 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow in the steps of history along the Overland Emigrant Trail, which roughly parallels a route used by emigrants in the 1800s. A popular mountain-biking ...

  • Old Emigrant Trail to Donner PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A scenic high-country ride, this route features a fun downhill on singletrack and old jeep roads. Some people may have to walk a few sections ...

  • Tahoe-Donner Ski ResortView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Ski Resorts  
    •  40% Easy, 60% Moderate
    •  Guide

    One of several ski areas lining the Interstate 80 corridor through Emigrant Gap and Donner Pass, Tahoe-Donner is the last of the string heading ...

  • Henness Pass RoadView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  2 days
    •  76 miles
    •  Guide

    Henness Pass Road is a long scenic trail that passes a number of historic sites through a variety of scenery. In its entirety, the trail is suitable ...

  • Soda Springs RoadView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  4 hours
    •  26.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail starts in the settlement of Soda Springs and initially travels along a paved road to Serene Lakes (shown as Ice Lakes on some maps), ...

  • Mount Watson TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  1.5 hours
    •  20.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This route, also known as the Fiberboard Freeway, mainly follows a series of developed logging roads. Most of the trail is rated a 2 for difficulty; ...

  • Tahoe Rim Trail to Tahoe City LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The first part of the ride is on dirt roads, sometimes gentle and sometimes steep. The second part is on technical singletrack— a portion of ...

  • Loch Leven Lakes TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The granitic and root- laced trail zigzagging to the crest before dropping down to the first of the three Loch Leven Lakes won’t necessarily ...

  • Sagehen Creek TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy flat trail is every dog’s dream, and there’s something in it for you, too. The gurgling waters of Sagehen Creek escort you visibly ...

  • Verdi Peak Out-and-Back TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4-5 hours
    •  21.8 miles

    Some cyclists are driven to scale high peaks. This ride is for them. The view is stunning; that’s why there’s an old lookout at the top and a ...

  • Donner Lake Rim Trail Out-and-BackView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Truckee, CA

    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  9.7 miles

    Follow the recently completed section of the Donner Lake Rim Trail (DLRT), an exciting gateway for mountain bikers into the Castle Peak backcountry. ...