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Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

Dog-friendly, Winter Trails to Walk in Truckee

The Truckee area has a variety of dog-friendly, town-maintained trails for winter recreation opportunities like hiking, running, and biking.

Plowed trails in Truckee include the Truckee River Legacy Trail (5 miles one-way), the Trout Creek Trail (1.5 miles one-way), the Brockway Road Trail (1 mile one-way), and Martis Dam Road (1.5 miles one-way). In nearby Squaw Valley, the Squaw Valley Public Services District provides snow removal on 2.3 miles of paved trails. 

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Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee

Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

Putting on tire chains on the way to Truckee

Winter driving conditions and tire chains can be some of the trickiest things for California travelers. Here are some safety tips for making it up to your Truckee vacation rental.

Always check with your host to make sure you get special tips for their neighborhood, like where to park, when their driveway plow service comes by and if their roads are usually cleared soon after a snowfall or the next day.

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Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Vacation Renting? Five Ways To Be A Good “Local” Neighbor

Ski season is in full swing, and big storms can attract a ton of excited visitors to Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re a savvy vacation home renter, have never rented a private home before, or have dabbled in renting (with some success, some not) there are FIVE THINGS to know about staying in a private residence versus a hotel,

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Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Truckee

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in Truckee

Second and third grade students at Serra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) collaborated on a project to give visiting families with young kids ideas of fun family activities in Truckee. As their community project, these local students brainstormed then voted on top places to go with kids in Truckee. They then got together in groups to write the copy and produced rack cards  available at the Truckee Visitors Center and other locations around town.

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