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Activities & Seasons

Summer in the Mountains

Get out on the water, relax on a pier, or go biking, hiking, and climbing in the mountains. Summer is the time for outdoor fun on trails, lakes, and rivers.
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Spring, Flowers and Sunshine

Sunny spring weather brings wildflowers to Truckee-Tahoe. Meadows and forests turn green and our trails are awash in vibrant pinks, purples, and yellows.
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Fall Colors & Peaceful Ramblings

Leaf peeping is at its prime in fall. Take in gorgeous gold, red, and orange colors as you peacefully ramble down the trail.
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Winter Snow Mecca

Experience winter wonderland in the mountains. Go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, tubing, backcountry skiing, or ski/ride at world-class resorts.
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Summer Activities

Hiking & Trail Running
Biking
Rock Climbing
beaches & piers
paddleboards & boats
horseback riding
golf courses
truckee river rafting

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Hiking
& Trail Running

Hundreds of miles of rugged and scenic trails connect Truckee to Lake Tahoe and beyond, including the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Popular hiking areas include the Tahoe National Forest, Donner Memorial State Park, and Desolation Wilderness, which offer plenty of dog friendly and family friendly trails.
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Road, Mountain, & E-Biking

Whether you like to ride pavement or dirt trails, Truckee-Tahoe has something for all abilities. There are 21 miles of scenic paved paths, forest roads, and world-class dirt trails for all types of riding. Bring your e-bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, or rent from a local Truckee bike shop.
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Rock Climbing

Climbers come from all over the world to rope up on California granite in Truckee-Tahoe and Yosemite, just three hours away. All types of climbing from bouldering to multi-pitch trad are easily accessible with short approach routes. New to the sport? Hire an experienced local climbing guide or visit Truckee’s new, state of the art gym in central Truckee.
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Trails, Maps, Access

View and download trail maps for Truckee-Tahoe’s scenic paved paths and dirt trails. Find out where to get a topographic map in town and get the best mobile apps for rock climbing, hiking, and backcountry mapping.
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Family Fun

No crying, just smiling! Take the kiddos on fun activities like easy riding on family bike paths, winter sledding or tubing, and summer swimming and splashing in the shallows. No matter what season, there’s always a fun, family adventure waiting.
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Way More Outdoors

Truckee-Tahoe invites creativity and curiosity in more ways than one. There are many unique ways to enjoy the outdoors besides all of the hardcore stuff, like photography, bird watching, or just glamping (glamorous, pampered camping).
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Skiing & Riding

With 7 world-class ski resorts within a 15-45 minute drive of Truckee, and an average snowfall of 500 inches per year (42 FEET)! Truckee-Tahoe is a premier destination for California skiing and riding. The region gets deep snow and sunny weather, perfect conditions for bluebird days (and happy kids in ski school). Also nearby are nordic areas for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, including North America’s largest XC ski resort.
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