Martis Creek Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

Martis Creek Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

Nice cruiser trail through meadows, grasslands and low forest. Fine for kids and dogs. Perfect in early June when wildflowers are in bloom, but would be hot and dusty by Aug.

26 days ago

Such a pretty trail! Wildflowers were blooming but this trail was very easy. I would rate it as a “easy” hike more than a moderate one. The trail was family friendly but no fly fishing allowed, which was a bummer.

27 days ago

Nice flat hike surrounded by beautiful scenery and mountains. There’s not much shade, so wear a hat and sunscreen.

27 days ago

Fun, family friendly trail! Dogs love it too :)

1 month ago

Nice loop trail! Plus, we saw a blonde bear by the houses midway through the hike! It looked like it just woke up from a long winter nap!

walking
2 months ago

Was out there this week pack the sun screen and water/mudboots totally manageable and enjoyable as long as your prepared! Great views of the surrounding mountains as our snowpack begins to melt:)

4 months ago

Beautiful trail, alpine meadow, wet marsh, wooded sections. Not technical. Today was quite icy in the woods & muddy elsewhere. Absolutely hikeable.

5 months ago

More of a nature walk or easy trail run. Not much of a hike. Pretty views though. It was a bit muddy yesterday as well.

walking
5 months ago

Great flat, easy trail in and out of the trees. I recommend heading in early as there is not much parking.

6 months ago

Love this hike..for me it’s a nice work out as far as the hikes I’ve done here in Tahoe this one is easy..

8 months ago

Nice easy loop. Good way to get acquainted with Martis Valley.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike through meadows and forests. The trail has tables or benches every mile or so. Very little elevation and a beautiful area convenient to travelers and locals alike.

11 months ago

VERY SUN EXPOSED, know this before doing it in the heat. An easy trail for all skill levels, dog friendly, and some spots for them to dunk in.

nature trips
11 months ago

Great scenery and several great spots to wade into the water. I recommend starting with the trail parallel to the highway as the other half is more enjoyable.

walking
11 months ago

This trail was delightful. It's almost all flat amd open, and the trail walks by a creek for most of it. There's a lot of fields and bridges, so sunscreen is a must. Also, walking in the evening makes it much more enjoyable (other than the bugs of course, so bring bug spray). I was very happy.

11 months ago

Very pretty. Lots of people and dogs.

trail running
11 months ago

A couple easy hills and one fourth shade so bring sun screen. Bridges cover the few water crossings that exist during Jun and July but I was told are mostly gone by the end of summer.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Great trail! Especially with all the water this year. Technical and fun. A few too many people. Only tip would be to go earlier in the day. We got there at 9 and by the time we were done /+ hours later we were passing lots of people. Good family trail if you have kids over 10 who are physically active.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice flat well maintained trail.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

beautiful easy hike or run.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Very easy nice trail with beautiful creek and views of the Higher Sierra. Coming back with my bike.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I love this walk. Great exercise for the dogs and so beautiful.

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Beautiful place although there was a bear cub on the trail at one point.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Fun, easy trail. Beautiful views

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

This is not a hike, it's a stroll through a flat meadow. Allegedly there are birds earlier in the season, but we saw no wildlife other than crickets and a couple bees. The trail also no longer runs near the creek and is mostly closed for restoration, so only about .8 miles of this trail is available. There's another loop which crosses this loop you can take,but it is even more boring, running by a golf course and a rather large development.

hiking
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Great and easy trail although muddy in certain areas, but you can expect that in late November...will be back!

walking
Friday, July 31, 2015

Great trail for running or walking - two Bald Eagles at the top of Pines between Pappies Bridge & the Golf Course today. Something you don't see everyday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Awesome trail to go running or for a quick walk.

hiking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

The trail is fairly level with easy access but can be muddy. Dog and bike friendly.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Great, easy hike for dogs.

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