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. Park at the vista point in the winter, or at one of the larger turnouts along Old 40 when the snow melts or before it flies. Photo – Ang Fontana Photography @angfontanaphotography
2. Donner Lake Docks
You don’t have to own or rent a massive lakefront to have access to a dock on Donner Lake. A series of public piers on the north side of the lake offers a serene waterfront engagement spot that will make the proposal unforgettable, and your engagement photos Instagram-worthy. If you want to savor the moment a little longer and celebrate, stop by The Pour house or Uncorked first for some bubbly. Photo – Sky Emerson @summitside
3. Sierra Crest Skyline – Hike or Backcountry Ski to Johnson Canyon
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure to the big question? Johnson Canyon Overlook via Glacier Way Trailhead in Tahoe Donner is a 3.9 mile out and back trail with beautiful wildflowers in spring and is great for backcountry skiers of all skill levels. Congrats to Katie Geresy and Drew Stewart for this epic moment in January of 2019. Watch the engagement video!
4. Downtown Truckee
If you prefer to be in the center of the action or simply love the atmosphere the historic buildings and the trains that pass through Downtown Truckee offer, this may be the ideal spot to put a ring on it. Exuding small town charm, Truckee is also home to restaurants and other hotspots where you can enjoy a celebratory drink or bite to eat before or after you share your exciting news with family and friends.
5. Trapper’s Cabin
A popular spot in the fall when the leaves are changing color, the Trapper’s Cabin just off State Route 267 on the way to Lake Tahoe offers a romantic, rustic mountain backdrop for an engagement. Tucked into the aspens, this spot offers some privacy despite its proximity to one of the main corridors between Truckee and Lake Tahoe.
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