Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Tahoe City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Super wildflowers!! Nice moderate but long hike. Did not summit, the last couple hundred yards were a little too sketchy for me, but would be completely doable for others.

We took the kids today one is 6 and the other was in a pack they both did great.

Did this from Tahoe City to Brockway Summit as our groups first overnight trip. Watson Lake is the only real water source on this section. We were lucky enough to not encounter too unruly car campers at Watson Lake, unlike some other reviewers on other sites. Watson Lake sites have bear boxes in case your not wanting to bring a bear cannister on this section. Overall, great trip with great views!

Horrible night camping at Watson lake. Bunch of drunk people fighting. Nice camping spots tho. Id avoid camping there if you are thru hiking or section hiking. ✌️

Fantastic trail!! We ride from River Ranch down to Sunnyside for lunch then back. pretty good ride for the whole family with beautiful scenery!

hiking
28 days ago

Difficult to get to the trailhead due to road construction. The parts of the trail not on the TRT were poorly signed, and we met several hikers who were bewildered as to where on the trail they were. The TRT section was rather unremarkable, but the meadows were gorgeous.

As my first segment of the TRT, every step was full of adventure. Around mile 5, I ran into a smokey area where someone had a small fire that caught the pine needles and other mulch in the dirt on fire. When I found it, the dirt had burnt into a 6 foot wide by 12 foot long area. I called it in and moved on. There were a few wonderful vista's of the lake, but even more of the Truckee area valleys. So Much Fun!

walking
1 month ago

Nice and flat when you access it from up in the neighborhood. A little muddy in the meadows but not bad. Lots of tiny wildflowers.

on Truckee River Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful views of the truckee river. This is more for biking then for hiking. My kids handled the path pretty well.

The foliage was nice...trail into the meadow muddy.

Okay for a bike, not so much for walking. Next to the highway, not so close to the river.

nature trips
1 month ago

We had a tough time finding the trailhead. First we parked and walked to the left and got swarmed with mosquitoes. We got back in the car to leave and then decided to pull off the road further down and walk up to the right, up a dirt road. It didn’t look to be a trailhead but we were ready to hike!!

The only marking we saw was for the Tahoe Rim Trail, not sure where the other Trail was for the loop portion of this. We followed along, path wasn’t too strenuous. The meadow was “mosquito meadow”! We had a few layers of clothing and bug spray and were still getting bitten. Still very wet, muddy as the snow is almost all melted at this point but just very swampy.
There’s probably wayyyyyyy better hikes in the Tahoe area.

hiking
2 months ago

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
9 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
9 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

10 months ago

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

Friday, July 07, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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 :)

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

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.

walking
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.

hiking
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.

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