Truckee

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78 mi 125 km

Rides

32 mi 51 km

Trails

21

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Easy Trails
4 Trails
Intermediate Trails
5 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Camping & Lodging

Clair Tappaan Lodge is a historic, rustic mountain lodge nestled in the woods near Lake Tahoe, California. With accommodations for up to 145 guests, our lodge is the perfect home base for year-round recreation and relaxation in the Sierra Nevada. The friendly, casual atmosphere, proximity to endless outdoor recreation opportunities and affordable nightly rates make Clair Tappaan the perfect rustic getaway to the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet on historic Donner Summit, the Lodge is a charming spot from which to explore the riches of the Sierra Nevada. The area receives the highest average snowfall of the entire Sierra Nevada range, making the Lodge a favorite amongst cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

A network of nearby trails offers miles of hiking and provides access to fishing streams, remote meadows and peaks, and crystal clear lakes. The well-known Pacific Crest Trail is only a mile away and can be reached right out the back door of the lodge. The Donner Summit area is great for both road and mountain biking and is also widely known as a rock climbers’ mecca.

For those who are really adventurous, the Lodge is a great starting point for a multi-day trek to one of the four backcountry warming huts in the region. If you want to explore the mountains in the winter but don’t want to dig a snow cave or carry a tent, our backcountry huts may be perfect for you.

For more information, see the website.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Pizza on the Hill Cheese garlic bread. .yum
Smokey's Kitchen It's the only BBQ game in town and it hits the spot when you're craving it but not great bbq.
Taco Station Tacos Mexicanos are excellent! Carne Asada they use is cooked perfectly
Tacos Jalisco Order a Wet Burrito = AMAZING
Truckee Bagel Company don't forget about the original location on Deerfield Rd...better parking than safeway!
Panda Express The fried rice has huge chunks of egg in it, a pleasant surprise.
Village Pizzeria Get the garlic chips. Just do it. And be changed forever.
Bill's Rotisserie Amazing tri tip burritos best enjoyed with a beer on the slopes
Donner Lake Kitchen Donner Lake Kitchen returns to Truckee after being gone for four years! We are so happy and thrilled to be back serving breakfast & lunch all day, every day!
Full Belly Deli Grab a Dirka-Dirka before hitting Sugar Bowl! Awesome Sandos! They will fill you up
Burger Me Guy Fieri grabbed a bite to eat at this warehouse-turned-burger-spot where everything is fresh and made to order.
Coffeebar Enjoy a lovely coffee and delicious crepe or panini! These will keep you coming back
Casa Baeza A.K.A Casa de Blackout.. these margaritas are dangerous!
10010 Bridge St., Truckee CA — (530) 562-4144
Squeeze In Check in on Foursquare and get their free mimosa special. Their light fare is great for the health nuts.
Morgan's Lobster Shack & Fish Market the Lobster Rueben was a treat.
Drunken Monkey Order the Hebi Saba sushi. Delish!!!
11253 Brockway Rd, Truckee CA — (530) 582-9755
Six Peaks Grille Their Sunday brunch is a thing of beauty.
Ragnar Trail Training Run: Jul 1 - Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort
This progressive series of trail runs is designed to get you ready for the Ragnar Trail Relays. Clocking miles off road is even more fun when done in the company of fellow trail heads. Even if you didn't manage to register for Ragnar Trail, avid trail runners are welcome to join the crew. Details
4th Of July In The Sierra: Fireworks Night Hike: Jul 4 - Donner Summit
Join REI for a unique 4th of July experience. On this special night hike we will don our headlamps and make our way up to a spectacular vista with views of the Sierra where we will settle in and enjoy a delicious meal before the big shows begin. Details
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8.5 mi 13.6 km
#1 Sawtooth Trail
Truckee, CA
8.5 mi 13.6 km Truckee, CA
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Dry
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#2 Boondocks
Tahoe Vista, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km Tahoe Vista, CA
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1.6 mi 2.6 km
#3 Easy Rider
Tahoe Vista, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Tahoe Vista, CA
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Truckee, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Truckee, CA
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No more snow.
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8.3 mi 13.3 km
#5 Hole in the Ground
Truckee, CA
8.3 mi 13.3 km Truckee, CA
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10.6 mi 17.0 km
#6 06 Road
Truckee, CA
10.6 mi 17.0 km Truckee, CA
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