Explore the best 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.

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mountain biking
21 hours ago

So beautiful! A slight rough start with mud, water, and fallen trees (had my 2 year old in the hiking backpack). But once past that, it's smooth sailing and so awesome

hiking
6 days ago

awesome hike!

hiking
7 days ago

Very easy nice trail with beautiful creek and views of the Higher Sierra. Coming back with my bike.

Origianlly my plan for this day was to do a hike to Azaleal Lake, but without snowshoes, it wasn't possible today. I ended up driving to Donner Memorial Park and walking the trails and beaches within the campground. There was no snow and the water was absolutely breathtaking. Can't wait to come back and enjoy the beach, lake, and streams in the summer. Very easy- no hills- more of a (beautiful) nature walk. The dogs loved playing in the water.

I love this walk. Great exercise for the dogs and so beautiful.

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

hiking
23 days ago

Great local area hike, challenging but not crazy, great views and like Ladybug Peak the opportunity to snag 3 peaks in a day is great. Trail is basically Ladybug peak trail (Forest Route 72 to Verdi Peak Road) except you take the right hand path once in the saddle between the 2 peaks. This trail has regular Dirtbike and ATV traffic as well as 4x4 use. At the end is the cool old fire watch tower and 360 degree views of Nevada and the Sierra in CA.

hiking
25 days ago

Ladybug peak has amazing views of Stampede dam and the High Sierra. Trail/4x4 road features beautiful alpine views with plenty of flora and fauna including Sierra Snow Plants. A great hike with the opportunity to bag 3 peaks within a mile of each other. Verdi Peak, Ladybug Peak and Granite Peak.
No true trail exists from Ladybug to Granite peak but you can see where others have been. From Summit 2/Henness Pass Forest Route 72 junction it is 12 miles round trip to the peak and back.