Emigrant Trail

EASY 24 reviews
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Emigrant Trail is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Truckee, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,729 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

3 months ago

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

walking
4 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.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Exceptional Single track flow. Well kept, beautiful views and easy access. Small berms on many of the turns make for some fast sections. Easily doable if not preferable on Hardtail but having the full squish was nice on the way back.

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hiked from the start on Alder Creek to Prosser Creek and back, 14.50 mile round-trip. Very beautiful along Alder Creek with lots of water. Crossed Prosser Creek on Hwy 89 because creek is very high. There are quite a few trees down at the start along Alder Creek. You can clamber over or go around.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pretty dry but a nice hike. Saw several hundred sheep.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Cool

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

mountain biking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

hiking
Friday, August 01, 2014

trail running
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

hiking
Thursday, April 19, 2012