Upper Truckee River Loop

EASY 9 reviews

Upper Truckee River Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 23 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



fly fishing


mountain biking


wild flowers



Parking off Hwy 50

2 months ago

Trail is closed through October.

4 months ago

poorly marked narrow trail al along pretty Mountain stream. They are doing some kind of wetlands restoration so the return trip is along a dirt road. overall a pretty easy hike and Scenic Meadows some of the areas are cordoned off but we've followed through anyway

mountain biking
4 months ago

trail is closed till October 2016

5 months ago

Winding trail so not great for small kids, and muddy at times, but it was pretty technical for older kids.

2 years ago

More of a walk than a hike but lots of room for the dogs to run. Some very nice views along the river and lots of flowers in the wide open meadows. Worth the time for a nice, fairly quiet walk.

2 years ago

Very easy and very picturesque. Towards the end you will hear a small airport's noise, but not too disturbing.

trail running
3 years ago

We are from Texas and found this trail to run on while we are in town for Americas Most Beautiful Bike Ride - it was great! Very pretty and not too populated. The trail at some points was skinny, which made it a bit difficult to run on, but not bad at all. I wish it went closer to the river, but you do see several spots of the water with breathtaking views. Overall very nice!! :)

5 years ago

I love this trail the river is beautiful I try to hike it everyday.

5 years ago

Easy hike with awesome scenery of the Sierra NVs.