Explore the most popular trail running 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.

mountain biking
8 hours ago

I'm a beginner at mountain bike riding but this was really fun. Make sure you go clockwise on the loop, so you hit all the fun parts as you are going downhill on the mountain bike track.

not a hiking route.

Amazing views!

hiking
8 days ago

This is always an enjoyable hike regardless of some of it being flooded during certain years. Time it right and see the beautify Camis Lilies and many other beautiful wildflowers. I posted a photo of Browns Peony which we only saw once over 12 years. A fun after hike is to go to Webber Falls… Jackson Meadow Rd...should be great in 2017. Last I checked it out 5/26/17 area was closed, so check before you drive extra 14 miles out there.

Easy and beautiful. Run along the creek which is nice on a hot day with dogs. We didn’t find a swimming spot on stampede for us to dip in but still awesome

walking
13 days ago

Pretty walk following a stream, through wooded areas and open meadows, I ended at the reservoir and turned around to head back. Took me around 1 1/2 hours and was about 4 1/2 miles.

Nice mix of rocky path and forested trail, sun and shade.

I’ve hiked this trail many times over the years. Very beautiful and fairly easy for beginning hikers.

trail running
22 days ago

Solid, mellow dirt running with only mild hills. 6am start and felt like I had the place to myself — the valley was gorgeous with the mist still hovering over the meadow. The main route around is a fire road, and there are several side single tracks for variety and exploration.

Easy trail with great overlook! Not much shade coverage so bring a hat and/or sunscreen. Plenty of parking with a port-o-potty and picnic area.

Loved the views on this easy walk! However, the rocky trail bothered our dogs paws and lack of much shade had them scrambling for each tree... Was only 80° out, but quite warm in the sun for them I guess! Would do again, but earlier in the morning and leave the pups at home!

Easy enough for my senior dog to join me. Beautiful views! Location of trail head is very accessible and the parking lot has some shade. Big bonus that other great trails cut off from this one.

Great trail with a beautiful overlook of Donner Lake!

Amazing view of Donner Lake!

trail running
1 month ago

It is about 6 miles total from the parking area. Very very rocky in the beginning. Almost impossible to run. It’s worth it as you get to the summit and then a great run back to the parking area. Running up to the summit is really hard at a high altitude! Beautiful area!

Beautiful view at the scenic lookout! Not a hard hike and very nice trails!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked out the north-west side of the creek, back the south-east side. The AllTrails map doesn’t show the south-east side going all the way through, but it does. It’s a less-used and a slightly more grown-over trail, but it was not difficult to follow and provided some visual variety on the way back, as well as fewer people. Scenic, although somewhat devalued by the quite smokey conditions from the CA fires.

hiking
1 month ago

Got pretty hot, pretty quick. we did the loop in reverse so the dogs could play in the water. great trail.

Amazing wild flowers end of June through July

hiking
1 month ago

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

on Donner Lake Rim Trail

hiking
1 month ago

I followed the advices and went on the real trail, not the dirt road. Definitely better, well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

For flat-landers, this is an easy first-day-at-altitude hike/walk, along a pretty creek to the quiet end of Stampede Reservoir. Great for dogs, good picnic places.

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

The trail starts of fairly rocky and smoothed out again until you get closer to the top. Very nice scenery throughout the hike. View from the top is a nice payoff. No water so bring what you’ll need plus food. Did it in early July and saw lots of wild flowers. Well marked. Hard to get lost. It took us three hours with stops.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fun hike with a friend. Lots of great views and the weather was perfect since we live in the valley. Nice day trip to get out of the heat and get in some fun exercise. Would definitely do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy short hike. Was a bit confused as to where the hike started so we had to walk up a road for a good while until we found the trailhead. Once we got out to see the lake it was worth it. Saw very few people on the hike which was nice but a lot of people on the beach, but it was Saturday so I didn’t really expect any different. Very pretty views of the lake and creeks nearby.

trail running
1 month ago

Shaded and well marked 10+ mile trail run. Super fun and not too technical. Loved being in the trees.

Great easy trail. Good for kids! Not a loop trail though.

Great hike !

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