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 9 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



fly fishing


mountain biking


wild flowers



Parking off Hwy 50

23 days ago

Trail is closed through October.

2 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
3 months ago

trail is closed till October 2016

4 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.