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There is still a good amount of snow on this trail, but it’s beautiful and doable without snow shoes right now. We saw some very fresh bear tracks in the snow (!) in the meadows, which made us all a bit on edge for the rest of the hike!

Did not follow this defined trail as it was hard to find it specifically. Lots of well marked cross country trails that were beautiful. I ended up hiking the lake view trail to TRT with AMAZING views. The cross country trails we generally snowy & icy, glad I had poles for safety. Will definitely return during non-snowy weather.

road biking
7 months ago

we took this trail specifically to bike. It is right next to the road, so being aware of that is important. despite that, it is beautiful along the river and there are places to stop and enjoy the view. I would not recommend this for walkers/hikers. It is pretty dominated by bikes and the path isn't super wide. if you jog or run you can keep up with the flow. it was just workable enough for our six year old to handle on his bike, although being on part of the busy road due to construction gave us some pause.

mountain biking
7 months ago

This is the longer option for those interested in taking in some of Tahoe City, the lake, and both the Truckee River and Squaw Valley bike trail systems. It's a great ride! You go through town a bit then head over the dam and downriver taking in the splendid sites of the Truckee River. Eventually we came to the Squaw Valley entrance and continued up to the ski resort where a jeep race was mustering. It was cool, an all-women event, racing jeeps overland and back country down to San Diego. You return the same way.

Nice meadows. Well marked. During lmid-late October will be spectacular

8 months ago

Trail isn't marked very well but once you find your way it's a great hike and the scenery is beautiful.

It's a paved trail that's more that lightly trafficked. We took the trail with our two kids and German Shepherd and instead of looking at the scenery we had to constantly pay attention to bikes so we could move out of their way.

hiked on May 27th 2017 to the bridge. hit snow patches 1 mile into the hike and had multiple creek crossings using fallen trees. 2 miles in route was completely covered in snow. Made it to the bridge and turned around because of snow.

Still snow on the trail, very full creek you need to cross as well, can be done :)

11 months ago

The meadow was beautiful. We hiked late May, mid-day with our 8 and 10 year olds. I can see why the notes for this trail suggest it's use starting in July. Much of it was still covered in snow or blocked by fallen trees. We soon figured out that the trail follows stream beds which were flowing with the snow melt run off. Lucky we met experienced hikers who flagged the trail for us. We never would have made it to the meadow without their help. Can't wait to try this trail again in Summer when the path is cleared.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Four Seasons paradise

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Was an easy walk with paved trail. Was a good starter walk to get vacationers acclimated to the altitude.

I was a little confused by this hike, and I think it was the directions to get there the AllTrails app provided us. The directions (we came from Basecamp Hotel in Tahoe City) led us to a neighborhood cul-de-sac that provided no trailhead marker or sign of any sort... There was just a pathway that looked "hike-ish," so we started from there and ended up having to backtrack. It was a nice woodsy hike, though, with some peekaboo lake views in one section. It was very flat and an easy walk, but no trail makers along the way.

Nice woods hike but came too late in season (September) for flowers or flowing water.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Truckee River Bike Trail is a nice casual walking path. It does get warm in the late morning in July. There are many cycllists on the path so make sure you follow the rules.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The trail is right next to the highway. Good views of the river. Lots of biking traffic. Maybe best just to bike it.

This was the second section of the TRT we completed. As usual with the the TRT, the views are amazing and the hike is just majestic. We started this backpacking trip at Brockway Summit and hiked into Tahoe City with the intentions of having a nice meal and a beer afterwards. We found a great flat camping site, the only downside was we were far from water. Mid July most water sources were dried up and Watson Lake was the only reliable source at that time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Very beautiful walk through forests and meadows, took the Stanford Rock trail and enjoyed beautiful vistas including Lake Tahoe and south toward Sonora Pass. It's late June but still snow patches at top (8500' +/-) and with warm weather the bugs are out. The incline is moderate with no real steep areas...to Stanford Rock and back is about a 13 mile hike from the Ward Canyon Twin Peaks Trailhead.

Thursday, June 09, 2016


Thursday, May 19, 2016


Monday, December 28, 2015

Fantastic trail with beautiful scenery. Not overly challenging but in snowshoes it was perfect

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Nice walk off the paved bike trail and away from crowds, pavement and cars. Dogs good on leash. Lots of little side trails not showing up on here. Nice meadow in the Park.

Fun, moderately easy trail. If you hike up from Ward Canyon, there's a bit of a moderate uphill hike to reach the meadows (there are several, linked meadows). If you want a 98% level hike, you can find a trailhead at the very end of Silver Tip Drive. Just walk down the fire road a short ways (1/4 mile?), keep right... And then look for a path to the right... It's just a few hundred feet down this path to the first meadow. Walk along the edge of the meadow ...at the end of this meadow swoop to the left (follow the 'pavers') to head towards the other meadows. There are many wonderful, meandering walks throughout this area.

Hiked from Tahoe City to Ward Creek and back, about 5 miles each way. The Tahoe Rim Trail follows the Truckee River for about a quarter mile or so, then starts climbing up the canyon above Granlibakken, passing just above the zipline course. The trail passes a trail junction (down to Granlibakken) and continues climbing. There is another trail junction at the two mile marker. At this point, the trail levels out for the next two miles. Page Meadows are in this two mile stretch. Just beyond Page meadows, the trail follows some logging roads down to Ward Canyon Road.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Drive to End of Silver Tip drive

Lots of snowshoe trails. Trails close to trailhead packed down by snowmobiles. Further on motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Very little altitude gain, but nice hike overall.

road biking
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Enjoyed this ride when I was a Truckee resident. Used to ride it couple times a week for training, from Tahoe City into Truckee.
Tip: don't recommend biking this in the month of November, unless you are packing some heavier gear to keep warm. I made that mistake once... was quite a bit warmer near Lake Tahoe and got colder as I neared Truckee. Burrr!

on Truckee River Trail

mountain biking
Sunday, May 09, 2010

We have enjoyed this scenic path following the contours of the Truckee River on several occassions. Great spots along the way for picnicing, swimming, wildlife, wildflowers. Family friendly.

2 months ago

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