Emigrant Trail to Alder Creek Out-and-Back

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Emigrant Trail to Alder Creek Out-and-Back is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Truckee, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Not enough signage and the trail split at several points, making things confusing. Parking is on the left when you're headed up the road, it's easy to miss as there isn't a sign. You definitely hear the road throughout the whole hike which is annoying when you're trying to get out in 'nature.' A lot of bees, but we encountered that in all of the Truckee/Donner areas we visited.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nice, mostly level walk through the woods and over the creek on small bridges. You can hear the road noise from Alder Creek Rd. For most of the hike.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Great trail for a family hike

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Fun, low impact hike with my kids. They enjoyed the bridges and didn't get so tired that I had to carry them both.

hiking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I only came across on MBer after I hit the turnaround. Gorgeous hike along a small creek. Would definitely do it again

snowshoeing
Sunday, January 06, 2013

First adventure out with our new born. Nice and easy trail with plenty of snow. Lots of people but we weren't looking for solitude.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Close to my work and a local favorite. Melts early and has good terrain. Limited options for exploration but trail is solid and fun to ride. Some singletrack and lots of double. Lot of riders, hikers and dogs frequent trail.

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hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

trail running
Saturday, April 18, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

hiking
Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, September 11, 2011