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Things To Do In Truckee In Summer, From Thrills To Spills

April 24, 2024
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The surrounding Sierra Nevada outside of Truckee is the epitome of an all organic theme park. While many flock to the peaks for their fix of adrenaline in the winter, the warmer months provide just as much fun or more. Here’s a list of all the things to do in Truckee this summer.

Go Skiing… Yes, In The Summer! 

While other mountain towns are calling it quits for skiing by April, not so in Truckee-Tahoe. Palisades Tahoe has proclaimed itself the “king of spring” and backs it up with its actions to earn this crown. Always pushing to open as early as possible and close when the snow melts. For tips on how to enjoy it to its maximum, read our guide to spring skiing.

Conquer Your Fear Of Heights… And Try Climbing the Tahoe Via Ferrata

The perfect adventure for first timers to experience rock climbing. A combination of ladder rungs, steel cables, and suspension bridges built by the experts at Alpenglow Expeditions help you navigate the iconic Tram Face at Palisades Tahoe. All the while a guide leads you through it, you are ALWAYS connected to the rock. 

For more information about the Tahoe Via Ferrata: or call Alpenglow Expeditions at 877-873-5376.

Make The Leap And Take In Truckee-Tahoe’s Scenery From A Skydive

Cross off your bucket list item to skydive and take in the views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains all at the same time. Skydive Truckee Tahoe is owned and operated by a family of professional skydivers eager to provide a safe and once-in-a lifetime experience. From the twenty minute ascent at Truckee’s airport to the exciting exit, we’re pretty sure Mark Twain’s words about Lake Tahoe fit the experience:

 “The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? It is the same the angels breathe.” 

Take Your Mountain Bike Riding Skills To New Heights

Start slow and increase your confidence and skills at the Truckee Bike Park. The park is designed to cover the full spectrum of riders. Beginners and first timers will love the progression section. Containing a XC loop with natural features as well as strider friendly pump track. While experts can test their mettle on the Black Slope Line which contains some seriously large wood and dirt features. These aren’t for the faint of heart - sending riders to double overhead heights.

If your kids are into mountain biking or any gravity fed action sport, consider signing them up for one of the summer camps for kids at Woodward or a session or several at the Tahoe Bike Park itself.

Running Of The Snowmelt - Enjoy Winter’s Bounty While Whitewater Rafting

All that snow needs to go somewhere and the only outlet from Lake Tahoe is the Truckee River. The melt is on and that means the cusp of whitewater rafting is upon us. The current forecast is for the high spring water season to last into June and possibly July. If you haven’t gone or haven’t been in a while, this is a great year to go and book with one of our Truckee guides.

Endless Dirt Trail Adventure In Truckee

The list of unique things to do in Truckee this summer is magical but it doesn’t end there. Truckee-Tahoe is home to hundreds of miles of dirt trails and gravel roads in the Tahoe National Forest filled with scenic vistas to hike or trail run to. Adrenaline pumping singletrack that flows its way through a canopy of pines. The question then isn’t is there anything to do in Truckee in summer but how long can you stay?

All Are Welcome - Explore Truckee’s Trails For EveryBODYTM

And the best part is? EVERYONE is welcome to enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty and therapy regardless of shape, size, or physical abilities! As part of the Trails for EveryBODYTM initiative, Truckee has helped create universally designed trails for all. In fact, there are two new state of the art dirt trails in Truckee specifically fabricated to accommodate wheelchairs, adaptive bikes, and other mobility devices. Along with these two dirt trails, the Tahoe National Forest offers hundreds of miles of scenic dirt and gravel roads for riding. Adaptive mountain bikes will be best suited for this terrain. For route ideas, check out these Truckee Tahoe Gravel courses.

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