"One of the most visible and popular trails in north Lake
Tahoe, this well-maintained paved route parallels the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows Road and beyond. Along the way you’ll enjoy views of the sparkling river, the lush riparian habitat that lines its banks, the dark evergreen forest that blankets the valley walls, and the crowds that float the river.
On long, hot summer days, the Truckee River swirls with the revelry of river rafters. The clear water, a rich green fading to gold in the shallows, is topped by the dazzling blues,
oranges, and yellows of the rafts, and the vibrant colors of
boaters’ swimsuits and hats. This riotous rainbow spills onto
the trail that follows the river from Tahoe City to the inn
at River Run, where neon-clad cyclists and runners mingle with families in casual khaki and anglers in rubberized camouflage."