Looking for a great trail near Truckee, California? AllTrails has 85 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around D. L. Bliss State Park or Emerald Bay State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Martis Creek Lake National Recreation Area or Truckee River Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 54 moderate trails in Truckee ranging from 2.1 to 16.2 miles and from 5,446 to 8,930 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



nature trips



bird watching

wild flowers


trail running

mountain biking

dogs on leash




kid friendly

dog friendly

no dogs



cross country skiing


historic site

Truckee, California Map
22 days ago

Super easy despite the air being thinner for us living in the lower elevations.
Gorgeous views. We went on a weekday so the trail wasn't too busy. We felt like we were on our own, but still plenty of people were out, spaced way out. The snow was great and still deep. We didn't need our snowshoes on the trail though; it was packed down. We did use them to go off trail. We didn't take the trail beyond the picnic table. It didn't look like many people did.

Splendid day hike for a picnic at the lakes.

Great snowshoe hike Jan 28, 2019. Beautiful views. Took 4 hours for 5 mile hike which included lunch.

26 days ago

Flat and easy to walk. We snowshoed around the lake. Beautiful views, but you can still hear the roar of the freeway. Dog friendly and clean.

Great for snowshoeing. We went up along the river and pond then up the ridge where you can find a good view of the surrounding area. The only downside is that you can hear the highway until you get to the top of the ridge. Even then, we could hear the trains running.

road in required high clearance 4 wheel drive today January 26 2019. my all wheel sedan got stuck. had to turn around before getting to trail head.

on Donner Tunnels

1 month ago

There’s a scrambler up boulders, easy enough for my chihuahua up to historic train tunnels. There’s too much snow in the winter, to get through to the vista of the lake and I don’t recommend going too far in as there’s black ice you can slip on...I’m definitely coming back after the melt!

a good snowshoe trail (jan21) we only did half because it was relativly cold and I was worried about the pups feet (he was probably doing better than I was

Beautiful easy hike, great views and good for introducing snowshoeing as a fun activity.

I wouldn't consider it a trail. It is a nice walk with historical information.

1 month ago

Little walk, nice stream. Check out the visitor center

Very Cold and boring. I would not recommend it during the winter.

We hiked the trail today. We loved it! Hiked with our dog, well-packed snow, easy to walk with just snowboots. Many people had snowshoes to go off the main snow-packed trail. Kids sledding, a few cross country skiers on side routes. Pretty busy today- gorgeous sunny day, but quite cold and gets windy at some turns - wear a hat!
Beautiful views of snowcovered mountains and canyon.

Amazing in winter for hiking in snow. There were also not many cars driving along the road so I had complete quiet most of the time, hearing only the snow crunch under my feet. But I can imagine that in summer, it’s gonna be worse. It’s a really really easy trail; it was nice with all the snow but it’ll be just really a stroll without it.

Did this last week and it was a very easy snowshoeing trip that provided amazing 360 views!

Awesome trail for beginner snowshoers like myself!

greak hike o did in the sumer would be much better in th spring when wild flowers or out

The powder looked like crystals glittering in the sun - beautiful frozen lakes and easy terrain

Only okay. The trail was a dirt road. But I saw many cool single tracks taking off that I am sure are worth doing. I just didn't want to get lost so I stuck with the boring app trail (road).

one of my favorites

Rocky start, possibly ankle rolling. Very pretty. Pretty easy hike for a moderate but I don’t really know how they grade here! Lots of dogs!! People are nice.

We will be back in spring! Don’t forget your goggles if you go in winter:) great hike for Thanksgiving Day, we brought snow shoes in with us. Great location, well marked, super wide trail :)

This is a beautiful path. Easy and good for wheelchairs or beginner bikers.

3 months ago

Clearly marked trail next to the lake! Most part of the trail was paved, and there’s a nearby trail that’s accessible to wheelchairs too.

The snow was perfect at the top

This is a trail for biking only, NOT a hiking trail! Thanks to Amy for the comment below on directions. I would not have known where to start as there are no signs anywhere.

3 months ago

This is a pretty easy hike--neither long nor strenuous, and it's beautifully built and maintained. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the top.

Beautiful trail, nice easy walk to Stampede. Be aware this is a well trafficked trail. Lots of families and dogs. If you are seeking solitude this may not be your trail. Otherwise, very pleasant, an easy stroll with rewarding views.

Great trail for beginners, but I wouldn’t say it was lightly traveled. There were quite a few people including families with young children. Dog & kids loved it, easy access to the creek. Very beautiful

November 2018. Started at the Donner Summit/PCT trailhead. You cross under two tunnels and then you are past the freeway. Hiked on the PCT until turning off to Castle Peak trail. From Castle Peak we took the ridge line trail to Basin Peak. Then we went down Basin and took a trail that connected us back to the PCT to make a loop. 12.5 miles and 2,400 feet of elevation gain.

Load More