Upper Truckee River Loop

EASY 19 reviews

Upper Truckee River Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near South Lake Tahoe, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Parking off Hwy 50

17 days ago

trail blocked by a fence, not well marked, and worn away

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Flat short bushwacking trail by the river. Dog and kid friendly

4 months ago

Due to recent flood damage, the left half of the loop of this trail is in very poor condition with many obstacles that require climbing and is almost completely unmarked. The right side of the loop, however, makes for a very easy and beautiful in-and-out hike through the meadow with a few views of the river.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Trail is closed through October.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

poorly marked narrow trail al along pretty Mountain stream. They are doing some kind of wetlands restoration so the return trip is along a dirt road. overall a pretty easy hike and Scenic Meadows some of the areas are cordoned off but we've followed through anyway

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

trail is closed till October 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Winding trail so not great for small kids, and muddy at times, but it was pretty technical for older kids.

hiking
Monday, June 22, 2015

hiking
Sunday, March 15, 2015

hiking
Sunday, October 12, 2014

walking
Sunday, June 15, 2014

More of a walk than a hike but lots of room for the dogs to run. Some very nice views along the river and lots of flowers in the wide open meadows. Worth the time for a nice, fairly quiet walk.

hiking
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Very easy and very picturesque. Towards the end you will hear a small airport's noise, but not too disturbing.

trail running
Saturday, June 01, 2013

We are from Texas and found this trail to run on while we are in town for Americas Most Beautiful Bike Ride - it was great! Very pretty and not too populated. The trail at some points was skinny, which made it a bit difficult to run on, but not bad at all. I wish it went closer to the river, but you do see several spots of the water with breathtaking views. Overall very nice!! :)

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2011

I love this trail the river is beautiful I try to hike it everyday.

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Easy hike with awesome scenery of the Sierra NVs.