Truckee: Free Things To Do

20 Mile Museum

Description: 29 signs placed along Old Highway 40. Tells of history, stories, and lists activities at the location.

Castle Peak

Description: A moderately difficult hike a little over 5 miles, ascent to the summit adds more difficulty. Also great for mountain biking. Snowshoes and skiing in the winter months.

ColdStream Canyon

Description: Hiking trail with many lakes along the way. Meets up with the Pacific Crest Trail. Dog friendly.

Commemorative Emigrant Trail

Description: A 7.5 mile hike from start to finish. Open seasonally from May to October. You can shorten this hike by starting at the Donner Campsite and ending at Stampede Reservior.

Donner Lake Rim Trail

Description: A project of the Donner Land Trust to build a trail encompassing the peaks around Donner Lake. Great for hikers and equestrians.
Phone: (530) 582-4711

Donner Summit Canyon

Description: Part of the Truckee Donner Land Trust. Hiking trails and biking trail. During winter months snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Phone: (530) 582-4711

Emigrant Trail Museum

Description: State park with a beautiful lake and hiking trails. Museum also dedicated to emigrants and to the Donner party. Great place for skiing and snow shoeing.
Phone: (530) 582-7892

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Lakeshore Interpretive Trail

Description: Part of Donner Memorial State Park. 2.5 mile loop hiking trail along Donner Lake.
Address: Truckee, CA

Lower Lola Montez Lake Trail

Description: 3.0 mile loop hiking and biking trail. Open June to September.
Address: Truckee, CA

Martis Creek Wildlife Area Trail

Description: 4 mile loop hiking and biking trail, open from May to October, dog friendly. Seasonal fishing area.
Address: Truckee, CA

Martis Peak Fire Lookout - Tompkins Memorial Trail

Description: Simple hike to a peak with beautiful mountain views in each direction. Cross Country skiing during winter months.
Phone: (530) 543-2694

Mount Judah Loop Trail

Description: Moderately difficult hiking trail in a loop. Dog friendly. Access open June through October.
Address: Truckee, CA

North Star Ice Rink

Description: Ice rink is free for all, skates are available for rent. Open seasonally.
Phone: 1-800-466-6784

Peavine Non-Motorized Trails

Description: Extensive trails best for hiking and mountain biking.
Phone: (775) 334-4636

Sawtooth Trail

Description: Hiking and biking trail that is open during the spring and summer months. Beautiful views.

Tahoe Donner Recreation

Description: Kids Night Out, archery lessons, volleyball offered. Special events, free events, and weekly events.
Phone: (530) 582-9646

Truckee Railroad Museum

Description: Historical train museum inside an old train car. Museum is currently constructing scenic train display for children.

Truckee River Legacy Trail

Description: A paved road along the side of the Truckee river that is great for biking, jogging, walking. Leave from Truckee Regional Park.
Phone: (530) 582-7720

Truckee River Regional Park

Description: Park with skate park, disc golf, nature trails and an amphitheater.
Phone: (530) 582-7720

Waddle Ranch Preserve Dry Lake

Description: Hiking trail situated in a loop overlooking Martis Creek Lake, part of the Truckee Donner Land Trust. Great for hiking and mountin biking.
Address: Truckee, CA
Phone: (650) 323-2050

Webber Lake and Lacey Meadows

Description: Meadow and lake near Tahoe. Fishing and outdoor destination.

West End Beach

Description: Day use beach located on Donner Lake. Snack shack available seasonally.
Phone: (530) 582-7720

Western SkiSport Museum

Description: Museum founded by the Auburn Ski Club to preserve the historical aspects of the longboard and winter ski sports in the western United States. Open only during the winter months.
Phone: (530) 426-3313 ext. 101

Wheeler Loop Trail

Description: 5 mile loop hiking trail, plenty of great areas for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.
Phone: (530) 994-3401