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hiking
3 days ago

This is always an enjoyable hike regardless of some of it being flooded during certain years. Time it right and see the beautify Camis Lilies and many other beautiful wildflowers. I posted a photo of Browns Peony which we only saw once over 12 years. A fun after hike is to go to Webber Falls… Jackson Meadow Rd...should be great in 2017. Last I checked it out 5/26/17 area was closed, so check before you drive extra 14 miles out there.

Easy and beautiful. Run along the creek which is nice on a hot day with dogs. We didn’t find a swimming spot on stampede for us to dip in but still awesome

walking
8 days ago

Pretty walk following a stream, through wooded areas and open meadows, I ended at the reservoir and turned around to head back. Took me around 1 1/2 hours and was about 4 1/2 miles.

hiking
14 days ago

The trail is close to Reno with easy access. However, there is highway noise for most of the hike. Also, once you get up to the flume level, it is largely a flat and boring hike.

hiking
21 days ago

Our rating is based on our shortened hike. We only hiked to about the halfway point of the full trail, then turned back toward the Lake Tahoe view spur trail on our return. The forest trails were pretty and easy to hike. The views from the spur trail were really nice. The rock formations at this lookout point were beautiful.

It was fun kinda hard at first but going up but after it was awesome views. Be careful tho we found a rattle snake close to the houses by the little library!!!!!

hiking
27 days ago

Hiked out the north-west side of the creek, back the south-east side. The AllTrails map doesn’t show the south-east side going all the way through, but it does. It’s a less-used and a slightly more grown-over trail, but it was not difficult to follow and provided some visual variety on the way back, as well as fewer people. Scenic, although somewhat devalued by the quite smokey conditions from the CA fires.

on Donner Lake Rim Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I followed the advices and went on the real trail, not the dirt road. Definitely better, well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

For flat-landers, this is an easy first-day-at-altitude hike/walk, along a pretty creek to the quiet end of Stampede Reservoir. Great for dogs, good picnic places.

trail running
1 month ago

Shaded and well marked 10+ mile trail run. Super fun and not too technical. Loved being in the trees.

Great easy trail. Good for kids! Not a loop trail though.

hiking
1 month ago

Uphill almost all the way. Well marked until you hit dusty Jeep road, then it isn’t. A loud motorcycle joined me for the dusty Jeep road part. Some parts of hike are lovely with great views of Donner Lake. I didn’t make it all the way to Summit Lake - too much dusty hot up up up. Some freeway noise for about half of hike.

Really beautiful, shaded hike. Very flat, runs along water, peaceful and easy, perfect for novice hikers. Only went in about 40 minutes, will do the whole trail next time!

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this but it looks like a great mountain biking trail. The first half was easy, second was moderate (more easy than moderate). I started at 8:30am on a Saturday and only ran into one other hiker and ~7 bikers so there were less people than I expected since this trail is so close to Truckee. Only one view point, but it's a nice walk through the trees. Perfect amount of sun/shade for hot days. Nice long hike but I was ready for it to be over due to the lack of views. I'm glad I had the AllTrails map since there are a couple tricky trail turns that aren't well marked.

Beautiful day! Great hike, but you do end up on a road for the last 1/4 mile. Thanks to the folks that found my phone! You guys rock!

trail running
1 month ago

Nice and flat run (no incline) that goes to Boca. Would recommend to run on weekdays when not as busy as the path narrows in most places.

A lot of snow from the meadow but good down to Price lake witch we didn't reach..bush whacking .Got to the outlet and then back.Good day and our dog loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike this morning to top of Martis Peak from Brockway Summit trailhead (just below heading towards KB). Gorgeous views on a gorgeous day.

Beautiful trail!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Challenging bike ride! Make sure you read the signs, we ended up doing the second half of the trail twice. Lots of sharp rocks during the first part but it was lots of fun to go down!

hiking
2 months ago

Such a great hike for beginners! If you're looking for something easy and beautiful, this is a great option. We went in the middle of the day so there was not a lot of traffic due to the fact it was a bit hot. But the breeze kept it bearable and the reservoir at the end was beautiful! Also, I had read June was a great time to go because of the wildflowers and the nice full Creek from the snow run off

hiking
2 months ago

I’ve tried this hike twice in the past, but was never able to complete it. As they say, third times a charm!! I finally completed it a few days ago. Though it’s a bit of a lengthy hike, it was pretty moderate, so no having to worry about major uphill or downhill. Word of advice: pay attention to the trail signs!! I almost got turned around a couple times!!

walking
2 months ago

Stumbled across this trail while out on a drive. The walk is beautiful and right along the stream. Fairly crowded with a lot of dogs off leash. Most the owners we passed were respectful and would put their dogs on the leash when people passed with other dogs. I did not think it was very fellow hiker friendly when one couple didn’t control their golden retriever.. I have a 2 year old 80# German Shorthaired Pointer who is hit or miss on tolerating male dogs. For precaution I was moving him off trail when people would pass. They decided to not call their dog to them and let it run up on me and my dog after we had moved about 15/20 ft to the creek. . I’m yelling get your dog. My boyfriend is telling them to leash your dog- you don’t know when a dog is t dog friendly.. rudely the wife tells us if he isn’t friendly not to bring him out... should I have chanced (small chance) a potential dog fight? . Better to be cautious. Shouldn’t you be following the trail rules of dogs on a leash? Or even keeping your pet with you when people are passing. Unfortunately people are still ignorant. The pup didn’t even bark at anyone our hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area, easy trail. Parking area is very small and busy during the spring when wildflowers are peaking. Most had dogs on leashes but others did not. While we were in the parking area some lady's dog ran into the road because she hadn't leashed it and it was nearly hit by motorcyclists going way above the speed limit. It was nice to see little to no trash on the trail. I fear the sensitive meadow areas could become degraded by off leash dogs, dog excrement and people that don't stay on trail. We didn't get ticks but some have said to me their dogs have come out with ticks on them.

hiking
2 months ago

Despite being so easy, it was such a beautiful walk. A great place to let the dogs run around. There was water through the trees and it leads to a great scenic view of a lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Really peaceful trail for the most part! Snowshoes aren't necessary but I'd recommend them for some parts of the trek. I was not fully prepared so I got stuck in snow in some parts.
If you look at the trail where it splits near the beginning, going left will take you on a road, while going right is more trail. I did this hike in early May so there still was some snow on the ground! It made it pretty difficult to see exactly where you need to go. At this time of the year I recommend going left and staying close to the road.

Very nice. Easy to follow. Creek is pretty in places. Lake is beautiful. Entrance right on 89. Directions will take you to a different way in but you'd need an off road vehicle. Crowded and LOTS of dogs off leash.

Camas Lilies are just starting to open. Maybe next week the will al be open.

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