Truckee River Trail

Tahoe City, California 96145

Truckee River Trail

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"One of the easiest and most popular trails in north Lake Tahoe, this well-maintained paved route traces the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows Road and beyond. Enjoy views of the sparkling river, the lush riparian habitat that thrives on the riverbanks, the evergreen forest that blankets the valley walls, and the crowds that float the river and enjoy the trail with you."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Lake Tahoe (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Tahoe City
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Spring, summer, fall
Season
USGS Tahoe City CA
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