Commemorative Emigrant Trail

Truckee, California

Commemorative Emigrant Trail Professional Review and 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 route, the trail travels a portion of the Tahoe National Forest between the Tahoe Donner community and Stampede Reservoir.

Easy access from a handful of sedan-worthy roads allows the trail to be broken into smaller chunks for those not up to the full distance. At the start of the trail, a 3-mile stroll along lushly lined Alder Creek leads to a crossing of California Highway 89 and the Donner Camp Picnic Ground. From there, the trail turns north, traverses the northwest arm of Prosser Reservoir, fords Prosser Creek, and proceeds through stands of forest and open clearings to crossings of the Old Reno and East Pasture roads, before ending at Stampede Reservoir."

Commemorative Emigrant Trail Reviews

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7/10/2009
Good easy trails for beginners, the dog loved it! Trails are clearly marked... with no atv's swarming around. Awe Yeah.
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Trail Information

Truckee
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
7.5
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Best May through October
Season
Tahoe National Forest at 530-994-3401, www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Truckee, Hobart Mills
Local Maps
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Jun 2018