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Martis Creek Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 147 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
private property
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The first 1-1.5 miles is very crowded but once you get off the main trail the hike is peaceful and pretty easy. In total it takes 330 to 4 hours, we missed the peak but still had great views of the lake. Keep your eyes open for mountain bikers the top section has a 4-5 mile track which bikers use too.

mountain biking
blowdown
2 months ago

I recommend this trail to anyone looking for an easy wide mountain biking trail or a nice easy hike, it is awesome for younger kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful at sunset. Very easy hike, pretty much fast. Saw several coyotes!

hiking
4 months ago

A nice easy hike all through the entire valley. Pretty easy, but it feels longer than you’d think. Especially if you are carrying 30 pounds on your back

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

mountain biking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

running
no shade
5 months ago

Went several times in late April as snow melted early. Relaxing, with wide open Mountain views. On 4/29, veered off main loop and took uphill trail towards Northstar. Saw baby bear on back side near marsh and got the eerie feeling Momma bear is watching me. Recommend staying on main loop with wide open terrain.

11 months ago

Perfect for a shorter hike. Beautiful views of Creek land, birds, woods. Wish that more people collected their dog droppings.

11 months ago

Nice walk, not much elevation change but varied topography. Enjoyable

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with the kids as it is flat the whole time. The colors mid October were stunning and it was not too hot. Highly recommend it!

walking
11 months ago

Easy walk. I won't rate this as moderate. Feels a lot shorter than 4 miles. Clearly marked trails, fun but you can hear/see the traffic on 267, thought it was a little more nature walk but still good.

hiking
Friday, October 19, 2018

Super easy, flat trail. Brought my dog as there is lots of water for her to play.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This trail was perfect for my wife's first time on a mountain bike, easy ride with only 1 spot that was challenging for her.... A great trail to walk or run.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

three of us plus one dog and had a lovely time. nice Meadow and then you got some shade and Creek. good day

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

*good for walking, dog walking, little kid hike, flat trail running. *very easy, very pleasant, flat. *nice creek runs through it year around

Monday, September 10, 2018

Good for running.. not a hike at all... Anyone can do this trail. 3/4 of this train is in the sun. Was not worth driving out to in my opinion.

running
Friday, August 31, 2018

I love this trail for running. Nice distance, reasonably flat for the area, running on dirt, open and there's some cool wildlife to check out.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Good for kids and small dogs. Not much to see in late August. Good for a running trail.

hiking
Friday, July 20, 2018

Got pretty hot, pretty quick. we did the loop in reverse so the dogs could play in the water. great trail.

hiking
Friday, June 08, 2018

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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

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
Monday, April 02, 2018

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:)

Friday, February 09, 2018

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

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
Thursday, December 28, 2017

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

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