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trail is picturesque in the snow. snow is hard packed on trail.

Beautiful hike but more amazing in the snow. looks like a winter wonderland.

Ran this trail a couple of times. It's a bit grueling but worth the downhill.:)

Great hike. First mile or so is slightly difficult. Took us 3.5hrs with probably 30 minutes of breaks included.

10 days ago

Beautiful hike. Moderate hike even with snow early on the morning. Terrain became a little more difficult as sun came up and the snow turned to mud and ice. Waterfall is currently partially frozen but beautiful. Cannot wait to go back in the Spring.

16 days ago

*access road to trails was closed so have to park on Timberline Road. Only .8 miles to white Creek trailhead.
*trail follows a gurgly creek, which is wonderful company the first half of the way. Dogs loved it also. forested- would be great in summer here too.
*beautiful views all around on second half.
*dry creek views didnt dissappoint.
*great afternoon here-

I love this trail!

Awesome hike. Agree that this is moderate in difficulty as elevation gain is very gradual. My tracker reported 7.2 miles (Map my fitness) so not sure how this is 5.7 miles on app.

Easy, nice, bit rocky go with hiking boot instead of sneakers. Great with kids. Stroller ok if offroad type. Bring food and picnic!

great for short training runs! over 1000ft ele gain, moderately technical, a couple nice fairly smooth lightly downhill and flat combos for some speed, great for interval and hill work! basically just a lot of fun to run! go by 6am,you'll be back well befor 8 and not many hikers then...some days none, I see about 3 other regular runners around that time. single track, u hafta walk to pass hikers, tho most step off to side politely, few dogs, all well behaved.

Beginning and end were very steep, but once you make it to the crest you’re in for a treat. Landscapes vary and there are in fact many areas to rest in the shade. Because of the difficult in and out, I would only bring an experienced hiker with me who knows how to traverse steep grades and slip “safely” (falling forward, rather than back). There’s also a moving tribute to a beloved dog and a nice lookout bench on the north side.

25 days ago

What a beautiful hike in the fall.
Moderate is a pretty accurate rating given the length and terrain. Not hard even for my out of shape butt but definitely going to feel it tomorrow.
I mapped just under 6 miles from the parking lot round trip. Please keep that in mind when heading out.
had a few people ask me if they were almost to the falls when they were about a mile in.
Cant wait to go in the Spring!

algo bien para primerizos..

29 days ago

Kicked my butt, but it was a beautiful hike.

We have done this hike several times and had a great experience today! Learned a few new things, namely how to cross the creek without getting wet! I have heard about an alternate crossing and finally found it today, excellent day as the rocks at the inital crossing were covered in ice.

From the paved parking lot at the top of the access road down to the creek, take the single track trail to the left that skirts the hillside and follow it instead of going down the gravel road. There will be several paths down to the river from this single track including a set of steps down to a thick log crossing the river. This would be stable enough bit we chose to keep following the trail up a bit to a small, white water tower with a metal grate bridge across. This was completely stable and safe for us today and I recommend choosing either this bridge or the log for a safer initial crossing. Thanks to the hiker that told us about this!

The other crossing that has always been problematic for me was the dam just below the waterfall. Apparently, I am the only person who did not know there is a huge log to cross just below the dam! This would have saved me a lot of wet shoes! Just in case this is a problem for others too: off the main trail, just below the dam and waterfall is another well-worn trail to the left that goes down to a huge, stable log that makes for easy creek crossing.

Hope this review helps and many others can enjoy and care for this beautiful area! The waterfall was icy and spectacular today!

This is a really great trail. Super easy single track in the beautiful Truckee area. Easy access.

1 month ago

I walk slowly and totally spend 3 1/2 hours. The view is really amazing. Only one thing bother me is- crossing the river. Water still is so much. My shoes get wet. On my way back, I try to take off my shoes/socks and cross by my bare foots. The water is freezing cold! ! however, it is still a great experience.

1 month ago

Love this trail and the waterfall payoff at the end. Glad we got an early start, there was hardly anyone out at 8am. By the time we came back it was getting crowded. Took us 2 hours and 19 minutes not counting the 15 minutes we hung out at the falls and had a snack. So peaceful and quiet out there at that time in the morning.

Well maintained trails but very poorly marked. I got lost several times. Maintenance workers helped me out and agreed that the summer trail markers are confusing. Lovely views over Tahoe Donner.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, especially with all the fall colors this time of year. Incline most of the way to the beautiful waterfall. Following the creek most of the way is very peaceful. Close to town, yet you feel so far away. As someone else mentioned, we also clocked it right at 6.4 miles.

Great quick lil loop to walk your pup! Did this at sunset, beautiful! Love the lil ascent to get your heart pumping!! No trees/shade, cool with me though. Would recommend, especially at sunset!

My pup & I took the trail clockwise. Wanted to get the steepest portion out of the way. I do feel like it was a good choice- going down the north side would have been unforgiving. However, the descending on the south side was pretty washed out with some decent exposure. At times I wish I had trekking poles- would definitely consider this hike moderate to advanced in its current condition. Also, trail was not well marked... when you get to the top there are many 4x4 trails you could accidentally take. Be sure to bring some sort of map with you to ensure you stay enroute. Happy hiking (:

Great hike and beautiful weather. Enjoyed the scenery.

1 month ago

This was amazing! I highly recommend. I live out of state and was visiting. The beautiful waterfall and up in the pines was great! Lots of rocks but not difficult. Brought a 4lb dog with us and we did fine. Some narrow spots but once you get up there it widens out in parts. Worth the trip to the waterfall and crossing the log. It does get colder as you move up but we had a nice wind on the way back down.

Great suburban walking/bike trail. Pretty fall colors.

This trail is a great beginner's trail, seeing as though the elevation is a few hundred feet and the path is relatively worn. The sites aren't that great but the partial city view isn't half bad. Great trail for dogs, or atleast my Beagle loved it.

Hard to beat for a close to home hike. Great views and follows the creek to a nice waterfall.
Can be busy on weekends.

2 months ago

Great trail for dogs - some uphill elevation climbs but mostly flat. Beautiful alpine forest and meadows. Freeway noise drops off after the first mile when the trail changes direction.

beautiful hike

2 months ago

LOVED this hike!

My kiddos (6 and 9) did it like champs! We will definitely do it again. It may be too hard for younger kiddos and the trail drops off pretty steep on the side so attention is key.

We clocked it at over 6 miles.

Pup friendly and truly stunning.

Such a gem in our own backyards.

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