With the latest four-mile stretch completed this summer, Truckee Donner Land Trust’s work on the Donner Lake Rim Trail now offers runners, hikers, bikers and equestrians 14 miles of trail stretching from Donner Summit down into Truckee. The Donner Lake Rim Trail will be more than 20 miles when complete, circling Donner Lake. Currently the northern stretch, reaching from Castle Valley on Donner Summit to the West all the way to Northwoods Boulevard in the east,
I went climbing with NASTC and this is what happened…
I recently met up with Chris Fellows, the owner of NASTC, for a morning of climbing at Donner Summit to see what it’s like to go out with a professional rock climbing guide. As I drove up the scenic Old Hwy 40, I took in the gorgeous views of Donner Lake and rocky outcrops.
For those who want to experience the best of Truckee’s great outdoors, here are ten outdoor activities to check off your list this summer! From mountain biking, off-road guided ATV tours, skydiving, whitewater rafting, to flying fishing and golf! There’s something for everyone in Truckee.
1. Ride Northern California’s Largest Bike Park – Truckee
Early Season is Prime Time to be On-Trail in the
North Tahoe Backcountry with Off Road Tahoe
There’s nothing quite like getting outside and exploring a new area. Now that the snow has almost completely melted, it’s finally time to hit the trail. With a sense of adventure and curiosity for the unknown, a day spent outdoors is always a rewarding experience. But for many locals and visitors to Truckee-Tahoe,
Established by Ryan Fowler in 2014, Dirt Gypsy Adventures set out to blend adventure, active travel and trail exploration for all abilities with a variety of mountain bike tours across the Western US. Dirt Gypsy Adventures is North Lake Tahoe’s four-season outfitter and guide service for all things bike-related. Their Truckee-based operation offers single and multi-day guided tours, summer trailhead shuttle service throughout the Basin,
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.
The Tahoe-Truckee area has long been known for its access to incredible backcountry adventures that offer stunning views and world-class terrain. In Truckee, you don’t have to travel far from downtown to find yourself skiing or riding lines that vary from mellow, wide-open snowfields to expert level chutes.
When deciding where to go and when, there are a variety of resources available—from understanding the snow conditions and concerns as reported daily by the Sierra Avalanche Center,
Visiting Truckee midweek has some serious perks. Here are top reasons to help you plan and learn how you can experience the best of Truckee with good savings.
– Get $100 Cash!
Book two nights Sunday – Thursday until June 14th and Truckee will throw in $100 cash for you to spend as you choose. Starting April 12th, offer includes Friday and Saturday nights too!
Photo Courtesy of Tahoe Snowshoe Tours
Learn where the top snowshoe trails in Truckee-Tahoe are. If your New Year’s Resolution is to exercise more and get out into the great outdoors, we highly suggest you try the sport of snowshoeing in 2019. There are so many beautiful locations throughout the High Sierra that offer some of the most scenic landscapes that it would be a tall call to list them all.
Deciding where to pop the question and get engaged is by far one of the most memorable moments in life. Here’s a list of top five engagement spots in Truckee with unreal views that some might argue are just as dreamy as the actual proposal.
1. Donner Summit
Near the top of Old Highway 40 along the Sierra Crest, you’ll be hard pressed not to get caught up in all of the things you can accomplish together and what the future holds as you look out over Donner Lake and all of Truckee.