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Truckee River Bike Path

Easy
 3.8 (5)

A beautiful path along the river, and major tourist attraction in itself.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.4

KM

Paved Path

6,232' 1,900 m

High

6,118' 1,865 m

Low

141' 43 m

Up

160' 49 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Description

The Truckee River is a beautiful stretch of water draining lake Tahoe of it's water and tourists of their money. One warm weekends, you could probably walk raft-to-raft the entire stretch and never get your feet wet.

This path follows the river from Truckee all the way to Squaw Valley, though many people turn around at the intersection with Alpine Meadows and the River Run restaurant. It's easy, beautiful, and suitable for all abilities. It's crowded, so don't go too fast or get too distracted by the bikinis... I mean rafters.

Unlike some of the other paved paths around Lake Tahoe, this one rarely crosses a road and is far enough from the highway that you are mostly captivated by the river.

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#2

in Tahoe City

#12243

Overall
  3.8 from 5 votes
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#2

in Tahoe City

#927

in California

#12,243

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Timelapse of the Olympic Valley section of the trail. Smokey views due to the 2021 Caldor Fire.
Apr 28, 2022 near Sunnysi…, CA
Along the Truckee River Bike Path
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA
Along the Truckee River.
Jun 30, 2013 near Sunnysi…, CA

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Aug 25, 2022
Dave Liu
Jul 22, 2021
Florin Rosca
Sep 8, 2019
Joy Braido
Jul 12, 2019
Fanny Suárez
Beautiful easy path right by the river. Stop take pictures, take a swim, enjoy!
Jul 26, 2018
Ray Beck
15.3mi
Jul 1, 2018
Yun Yeh
Back and forth to lake tahoe 12mi
Apr 27, 2017
Elly Kay
Really beautiful, but still flooded at sections from snowmelt