Truckee River Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Placer County, California. It is within Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Tahoe National Forest. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 6,118 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 764 feet. Near the trailhead there is an information board. The River Ranch restaurant can be seen along the trail. There are also a bench, parkings, a residential, commercials, and a bridge along the trail.
Truckee River Bike Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Boisterous. If a single word could describe the Truckee River Trail in summer, that would be it. The trail hums with activity during the height of the summer season, as colorful rafts packed with paddlers spill down the Truckee River, and hikers, cyclists, and skaters trace a parallel course downstream on the rail-trail that also originates on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Surface: Asphalt."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Rail Trails California (Falcon Guides).
"This ride is really two distinct out-and-backs from a hub on the western fringe of the
mountain city of Truckee. One heads west to Donner Pass, while the other heads south
to Lake Tahoe. Each could be done alone. The run down to Tahoe could also be combined with the ride along the west side of the big lake, as both rides meet at the northwest corner of the lake."
--Bill Oetinger, 75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes (The Mountaineers Books).
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