Picayune Valley Trail is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice trail to a pretty valley, but it is way out there. Parking is at Talbot campground and at a day use area just before the campground. For trail running, it's mostly a non technical trail and a lot of fun on the way back. In the meadows in the valley during mid summer the trail may not be visible in parts because it can be totally overgrown. There's a couple of stream crossings, and a use trail to a small pool before you cross the MF (the pool is upstream of the crossing), which would be a nice spot for a break.