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Hiking at Castle Peak in Truckee, California.

Hiking & Trail Running

Love hiking and trail running? You’ve come to the right place. Truckee-Tahoe is home to hundreds of miles of scenic dirt trails and access couldn’t be easier with the Tahoe National Forest, Donner Memorial State Park, Desolation Wilderness, and other nearby public lands right in our backyard. 
Donner Peak
Lacey Meadow
Martis Creek Trail
Peter Grubb Hut
donner Lake rim Trail

Where to hike or trail run in Truckee-Tahoe

With so many great trails for hiking and trail running, how do you choose?! Start by browsing our favorites below and check out these nearby parks in Truckee and Lake Tahoe: Tahoe National Forest, Donner Memorial State Park, Emerald Bay State Park, and Desolation Wilderness.
Shop local for maps and guides at Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Sports Hub, Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, The Backcountry, and Bluezone Sports Truckee. For maps that you can use on your smartphone, we recommend AllTrails and Hiking Project.

Featured Experience

Donner Party Mountain Runners

Hit the trails with local runners! This grassroots non-profit running club holds group runs throughout the summer and puts on challenging trail races over rugged terrain. 
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Featured Experience

TDLT Guided

Get to know Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) trails on a docent-led hike! Join a knowledgeable local guide as they share the natural and cultural history of places like Donner Summit Canyon and Lower Carpenter Valley. Free and open to the public.
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