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72 mi 115 km of trail 8 Rides

Easy Trails 14 Trails Intermediate Trails 16 Trails Hard Trails 5 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.

Rides in Truckee - 8

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Favorite Some tough climbing rewarded by the great scenic sections
Difficult

Hole in the Ground Loop

16.9 mi 27.2 km • Loop • 2,082 ft Ascent 634.49 m Ascent

(75) Truckee, CA
Favorite Emigrant Trail, Tahoe National Forest.
Intermediate

Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail

15.4 mi 24.8 km • Point to Point • 829 ft Ascent 252.59 m Ascent

(42) Truckee, CA
Favorite Good fun....
Difficult

DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail) Castle Valley to Donner Ridge

8.3 mi 13.3 km • Point to Point • 1,222 ft Ascent 372.58 m Ascent

(25) Truckee, CA
Favorite Whoosh !
Difficult

Tahoe City-Truckee Gravel Grinder

36.6 mi 59.0 km • Loop • 2,565 ft Ascent 781.87 m Ascent

(7) Sunnysi…, CA
Favorite Zone-5 turn in the rain
Very Difficult

Northstar at Tahoe Downhill #1 Boondocks

1.5 mi 2.3 km • Point to Point • 0 ft Ascent 0 m Ascent

(3) Tahoe V…, CA
Favorite Sawtooth, looking west.
Difficult

Great Trail Race Elite Course

22.8 mi 36.7 km • Point to Point • 2,977 ft Ascent 907.34 m Ascent

(2) Truckee, CA
Favorite Wildflowers carpet the Big Ben Trail in Royal Gorge.
Intermediate

Royal Gorge Hewlett Rim Trail

14.1 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 1,573 ft Ascent 479.47 m Ascent

(12) Truckee, CA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Sagehen/Prosser/Truckee Commuter Trail

14.7 mi 23.6 km • Point to Point • 653 ft Ascent 199.02 m Ascent

(1) Truckee, CA

Trails in Truckee - 27

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8.5 mi 13.6 km #1Sawtooth Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
8.5 mi 13.6 km Truckee, CA 38 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Boondocks
Very Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Very Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Tahoe Vista, CA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #3Big Chief Trail (Lower)
Difficult
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
Difficult
5.8 mi 9.4 km Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
4.7 mi 7.5 km #4Donner Lake Rim Trail: Northwood Boulevard Section
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.5 km Truckee, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5Easy Rider
Easy
Tahoe Vista, CA
Easy
1.6 mi 2.6 km Tahoe Vista, CA
8.3 mi 13.3 km #6Hole in the Ground
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
8.3 mi 13.3 km Truckee, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Wendin Way Access Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Truckee, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 2.0 km Truckee, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Telegraph
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Truckee, CA
10.6 mi 17.0 km #906 Road
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
10.6 mi 17.0 km Truckee, CA
7.1 mi 11.5 km #10Old Reno Road (Boca to Hobart Mills)
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
7.1 mi 11.5 km Truckee, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #11Donner Summit Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Truckee, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #12Sawmill Road
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
2.5 mi 4.1 km Truckee, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #13East Martis Creek River Trail
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Truckee, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #14The Woods
Difficult
Tahoe Vista, CA
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Tahoe Vista, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #15Royal Flush
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Truckee, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #16Erika's Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Truckee, CA
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17Matt's Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Truckee, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #18Beaver Pond Loop
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Truckee, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #19Old Highway 89 (East Pasture Loop #0886)
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Truckee, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #20Megan's Trail
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Truckee, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #21Later Lincoln Highway
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Truckee, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #22Katy's Walk
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Truckee, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #23Overland Low Water Trail #16E28
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Truckee, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #24Emigrant Alternate Trail
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
1.0 mi 1.7 km Truckee, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #25Prosser Lakeview Trail #16E20
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Truckee, CA
3.8 mi 6.1 km #26Old Fibreboard Road #010
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
3.8 mi 6.1 km Truckee, CA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #27Bike Path
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Truckee, CA

Photos of Truckee - 39

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Good fun....
Aug 18, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Downhill.
May 26, 2016 near Tahoe V…, CA
Learning to turn
Aug 8, 2013 near Tahoe V…, CA
Great for small bikes too!
Aug 8, 2013 near Tahoe V…, CA
Alder Creek showing off autumn colors just past the Hwy 89 bridge crossing.
Oct 23, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Start of singletrack downhill
Feb 7, 2018 near Truckee, CA
Sawtooth Overlook. Worth the small detour.
Aug 18, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Emigrant Trail: 100% Singletrack, fast & flowy.
Sep 30, 2014 near Truckee, CA