Picayune Valley Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Picayune Valley Trail is a 14.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2480 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Very scenic. Tons of flowers. Nice waterfall.

4 months ago

I love this trail. we were unable to cross the river at the middle fork junction because of the heavy winter.

We also encountered a brown bear from about 100 yards away, but it is expected being that it is a desolate hiking trail. Recommend taking a weapon or bear spray.

We also camped at Talbot and it was very pleasant. We were the only ones there and it was a very enjoyable experience.

camping
5 months ago

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

trail running
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Nice trail to a pretty valley, but it is way out there. Parking is at Talbot campground and at a day use area just before the campground. For trail running, it's mostly a non technical trail and a lot of fun on the way back. In the meadows in the valley during mid summer the trail may not be visible in parts because it can be totally overgrown. There's a couple of stream crossings, and a use trail to a small pool before you cross the MF (the pool is upstream of the crossing), which would be a nice spot for a break.