Top Adventures in Truckee

  • Ski and Snowboard Northstar

    Northstar California, previously known as Northstar-at-Tahoe, is located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe and is home to over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. The resort is known for its laid back atmosphere coupled with high-end luxury accommoda...

  • Ride the Truckee Bike Park

    Truckee bike park is a great destination for all ages of bike riders. There are several different features including a pump track, dual slalom course, dirt jumps, strider track and more! This park is kid friendly but be sure to pack a helmet and p...

    1 miles 50 ft gain

  • Short Hike at Donner Lake

    This is a super relaxed hike in an area with a ton of history. Stop by the museum before or after your hike to learn about the Donner Party, the Transcontinental Railroad, and local Native Americans Park at the Donner Lake and Memorial State Park ...

    3.5 miles

  • Mt. Judah Loop Trail

    A wonderful hike in Lake Tahoe is the Mt. Judah Loop Trail that offers sweeping views of Donner Lake and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains on the North Shore. As a resident on the North Shore, many of my recreational activities favor this ...

    5.5 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Cross-Country Ski to Drifter Hut

    Set out from the Tahoe Donner Cross Country center in Truckee at 6,650 feet elevation. Day passes range from $12 to $34, depending on time of day and skier age, and provide access to over 100 kilometers of groomed trails. Leaving the day lodge, th...

    9.6 miles 980 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Donner Lake

    In the northwest corner of Donner Lake, there are public docks run by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks district. It's free to lay out your towels and hang out, but there is a fee for launching boats on the ramp. Come over in the late afte...

  • Hike or MTB on your way back to SF from Tahoe

    A perfect Sunday hike on your way back from a weekend at Lake Tahoe. Exit I-80 at Donner Lake and take the dirt road on the north side of I-80 to a large parking lot. A mild climb followed by a set of tougher switchbacks leads you to great views...

  • Hike the Truckee Tunnels

    To get here, drive along Donner Pass Rd. There is a turnoff about 100 yards away from the Donner Summit Bridge where you can park. The hike begins at a plaque for the China Wall- a large retaining wall built by Chinese railroad workers. Hike up t...

  • Hike Mount Judah

    The Mount Judah Loop Trail is perfect for all skill levels. The trails are great for hiking, trail running and snowshoeing. In the spring and summer, wildflowers are abundant. Snow patches can exist until late August or September so be prepared wi...

    5.1 miles 1141 ft gain

  • Hike to the Martis Peak Fire Lookout

    This hike leads to a 100 year old fire lookout near the summit of Martis Peak with incredible views of North Lake Tahoe. There are two options to get to the peak: Martis Peak Road - to get to this trailhead from Truckee, head south on Highway 267 ...

    7.5 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike to the Peter Benson Hut

    Drive to the top of Donner Summit via the Old Hwy 40 and park at the Donner Summit PCT trailhead, just past the Sugar Bowl Academy Building. Begin hiking up-hill through a somewhat forested area for about 2 miles. Shortly after you pass the trail ...

    11.6 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Backpack to Warren Lake

    The first 1.6 miles along the Pacifc Crest Trail is the same route to Summit Lake Trail. When you see the fork for Warren Lake and Summit Lake, head to the left. Although the Summit Lake trail looks easier, which it is, don't let that detour you. ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Truckee, California

      Granite Flat (California)

      Overview Granite Flat Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, just one mile from Truckee and a short distance from Tahoe City. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hi...

    • Truckee, California

      Alpine Meadows Campground

      Overview Located close to Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno, Martis has a beautiful, peaceful campground off the beaten path. Martis Creek area features hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and catch a...

    • Prosser Dam Road

      Prosser Ranch Group

      Overview Prosser Ranch Group Campground is located on the picturesque Prosser Reservoir, within the Tahoe National Forest, about 10 minutes north of Truckee. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating...

    • Truckee, California

      Goose Meadows

      Overview Goose Meadow Campground is located along the Truckee River adjacent to Highway 89, about half-way between Tahoe City and Truckee. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and hiking opportu...

    • Truckee, California

      Boca Rest Campground

      Overview Boca Rest Campground is located along the shores of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundant hiking oppo...

    • Truckee, California

      Boca Spring

      Overview Boca Spring Campground is located approximately one-mile east of Boca Reservoir, 20 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, swimming, fishing and abundan...

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