The Best Hiking in Truckee

Looking for the best hiking in Truckee? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Truckee. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Truckee

  • Truckee, California

    Sawtooth Loop Trail

    10.37 mi / 879 ft gain
    Sawtooth Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Jackass Spur Mountain Biking Trail

    4.33 mi / 604 ft gain
    Jackass Spur Mountain Biking Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Tahoe Donner Nature Loop

    2.16 mi / 180 ft gain
    Tahoe Donner Nature Loop is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Old Emigrant Trail to Donner Peak

    16.46 mi / 2867 ft gain
    Old Emigrant Trail to Donner Peak is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    China Cove Loop at Donner Lake

    4.6
    3.11 mi
    This is a casual hike in an area with a ton of history. Stop by the museum before or after your hike to learn about the Donner Party, the Transcontinental Railroad, and local Native Americans Park at the Donner Lake and Memorial State Park Visitor Center and walk west towards the lake. Cross the...
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  • Truckee, California

    China Cove Trail Loop

    3.35 mi / 148 ft gain
    China Cove Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Lake Ella

    6.23 mi / 879 ft gain
    Lake Ella is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Kings Beach, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Martis Creek Trail

    4.21 mi / 285 ft gain
    Martis Creek Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Emigrant Trail to Alder Creek Out-and-Back

    5.24 mi / 433 ft gain
    Emigrant Trail to Alder Creek Out-and-Back is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Split Rock Loop Trail

    2.6 mi / 121 ft gain
    Split Rock Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Lower Prosser Traverse, Drunken Deer and Tom's Trail Loop

    8.98 mi / 1056 ft gain
    Lower Prosser Traverse, Drunken Deer and Tom's Trail Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Truckee River Legacy Trail

    9.2 mi / 449 ft gain
    Truckee River Legacy Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Sundance, Hastings, Sidewinder, and Euer Valley Road Loop

    7.71 mi / 1001 ft gain
    Sundance, Hastings, Sidewinder, and Euer Valley Road Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Mt. Judah Loop Trail

    5.0
    5.5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    A wonderful hike in Lake Tahoe is the Mt. Judah Loop Trail that offers sweeping views of Donner Lake and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains on the North Shore. As a resident on the North Shore, many of my recreational activities favor this side of the Lake but there are marvelous hikes in ...
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  • Truckee, California

    Alder Creek, Sundance, Hastings, Hidden Gem, and South Valley Road Loop

    7.66 mi / 925 ft gain
    Alder Creek, Sundance, Hastings, Hidden Gem, and South Valley Road Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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  • Truckee, California

    Alder Creek, Randy's Ramble, Euer Valley, Mustang Sally, and Sidewinder Loop

    8.45 mi / 1158 ft gain
    Alder Creek, Randy's Ramble, Euer Valley, Mustang Sally, and Sidewinder Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Truckee, California.
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