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

Don't do this hike without a bike. All except the last mile is highway and city streets. Do China Cove instead.

A well-maintained trail with 3 different water fill-up stations. 1 at the sports park, 1 at the lower level bbq grassy area, and 1 at the regional park at the end. Great for bicyclists or avid joggers. If you go to each detour you will reach 6 miles 1 way

Bring bug spray.

I would highly recommend doing this tail backwards for backpacking. If you do the hike in the direction shown you will have a very bland underwhelming second half of the hike as you are walking on fire roads rather than a trail. There were also far better campsites around mile 4 of the hike doing it forwards.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a awesome trail for all ages and abilities. This trail is away from roads and has great scenery and views. Affordable rental bikes are available in Downtown Truckee.

Very dog friendly and clean

Great easy trail

hiking
6 months ago

Description says no dogs but that is not correct. You can do dogs on leash. Northshore side has a lot of vehicle traffic so can loud and dirty.

Beautiful trail, easy to find, great views!

trail running
9 months ago

Nice morning run around the lake. I hugged the inside track going counterclockwise. It was nice coming off the road into the Donner park but then tricky getting back on the road. I cut through the Donner Beach Club which is private and fenced in. Next time I'll stay wide of that property and add the extra 0.1 miles or so.

I actually love hiking around Donner Lake multiple times a year. I'll drive 2 hours to hike it.

The flat part of the loop was not too interesting, but the uphill part of the loop was great. The split rocks are amazing.

Great bike path trail for a nice relaxed walk or run or bike ride. It's a paved path. Smooth service and very clean with lots of benches and picnic tables along the path. Plenty of dog doodoo stations as well.

road biking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ride, swim and ride more.

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Cool quickie trail when taking a break from the water. Rock formation in the middle of the trail is fun to climb.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fun trail, great views. Camping at trails end, on the water is unforgettable.

hiking
13 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

walking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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