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Find The Best Trail Running Races in Truckee!

Find The Best Trail Running Races in Truckee!

Truckee is quickly becoming a top destination for trail running with a wide variety of trails that feature everything from flowy single track, mountain meadows, wildflowers, old growth forests and ridge line traverses.  There’s something for everyone.  If you don’t live here, a great way to explore the trails is by signing up for a group trail run or an organized race so that you stay safe and have support while exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains,

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Spring Fishing in Truckee!

Spring Fishing in Truckee!

The Truckee-Tahoe region offers a wealth of fishing opportunities and locations with professional guides to help teach you the best techniques. Learn where to fish Truckee’s best spots this spring for opening day on Saturday, April 29th.

Donner Lake

With 37 public piers, one being a fishing specific pier with handicap access, this lake generates the most interest from visiting fisherman and novices alike. 

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Fly Fishing – Opening Season Tips from Pro Angler Matt Heron

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Fly Fishing – Opening Season Tips from Pro Angler Matt Heron

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Fly fishing the general trout season opener approaches on Sat April 29th here in the Truckee-Tahoe region. It’s hard not to take a look back at this past winter. It was just recently announced this was the wettest winter on record for the area in nearly one hundred years. Obviously all that water will be entering our lakes and rivers over the next few months and local anglers better be prepared.

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Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee Kids Summer Camps!

Truckee’s alpine beauty, blue skies and shimmering water make it an ideal destination for outdoor adventure, but do you know that Truckee also offers diverse summer camps for kids? From robotics, jazz band, art, and rock climbing to wilderness survival — you and your family can find the perfect camp for summer fun. Don’t miss out! Registration has begun for many of these great programs.

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Where to Bike, Run, and Hike this Spring

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Where to Bike, Run, and Hike this Spring

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Springtime in the Truckee-Tahoe region is filled with melting snow and unpredictable weather but knowing what thaws first can help you have the best experience and most fun. Whether you’re looking for a stretch of trail to bike, run, or hike in search of spring’s first wildflower blooms, Learn about some of these incredible options just minutes from downtown Truckee.

Commemorative Emigrant Trail

Just north of Truckee on Hwy 89 you can find the Commemorative Emigrant Trail offering wonderful spring access to miles of rolling single track great for hiking,

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Know Before You Go in the backcountry with Sierra Avalanche Center

Know Before You Go in the backcountry with Sierra Avalanche Center

Backcountry travel is such an amazing way to get out and experience the world during winter and spring as the mountains are covered in snow and there is a fresh and crisp feeling in the air that brightens the world no matter how you look at it. Whether your tool of choice are skis, snowboard, snowshoes or snowmobile being outside and enjoying our home on snow is a magical experience and there are many people discovering life beyond the ropes of a resort and making their way into the backcountry to learn about their limits and how to be self reliant and travel in avalanche terrain.

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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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Big Winter Truckee Bucket List!

Big Winter Truckee Bucket List!

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There are many enjoyable experiences to be had when visiting Truckee.  From a night out at an award-winning restaurant, shopping at one of the many boutique art galleries, home decor, or clothing stores, to exploring the historic Donner Party tragic expedition site at the Donner Memorial State Park museum.  But, for those who want to play in the great outdoors, who opt to be outside,

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Mountain Driving Guide: Tire Chains & Road Conditions

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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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Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is an amazing way to experience the out of doors in a totally new winter environment. Travelling on busy summer trails now quiet and covered with a blanket of fresh backcountry2-telepowSierra snow can transform a mundane path into a winter wonderland of tall drifts and smooth angles. Having a good time in the mountainous winter backcountry inevitably includes having the knowledge to keep you and your group safe.

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