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Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Sprinkling on the trails last night made for rainbows, unicorns and epic riding conditions, with more on the way! A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today, with a warm day reaching 85 degrees. Tomorrow, slight chance of rain at 30%.

Weekend forecast is sunny, clear no rain!

Get a few more trips in and start planning your fall trip for best rates. Check out events page and book lodging.

The Truckee community is asking for help in finding Kiely Rodni/Nieman, who was last seen in Truckee (Prosser), California on August 6, 2022, 12:30-1am. Report tips to 530-581-6320 and press option 7 or email sheriff_investtips@placer.ca.gov. Stay updated by following Placer Sheriff on Twitter.

Truckee Weather, Cams (Roads, Traffic, Wildfire Lookouts), Air Quality

View our weather page for Truckee's National Weather Service forecast, live traffic cams, wildfire lookout cams, highway information, air quality readings, and more.

WEATHER, ROADS, CAMS

Free On-Demand Shuttles in Truckee

Ride Truckee's FREE, on-demand shuttle seven days a week from 10am-10pm. Download the TART Connect app or call 530-214-5811 to reserve your trip. The free curb-to-curb service is available in Tahoe Donner, Downtown Truckee out to Brockway Road, Glenshire, and the Tahoe Forest Health System zone.

TRANSPORTATION & MAPS

Trails For EveryBODY™

Truckee's first all-inclusive, universally designed mountain bike loop is open for riders! The one-mile Compass Skills Loop, located at the Sawtooth trailhead, is designed for all ages and abilities to gain mountain biking confidence and skills. Trails For EveryBODY™ also includes Truckee's scenic paved paths and the Ridgeline Nature Loop, a one-mile, flat, ADA accessible dirt trail that is inclusive of all, also located at the Sawtooth trailhead.

TRAILS FOR EveryBODY™

Donner Pass Road Closed Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm

Paving is complete on Donner Pass Road (Old Hwy. 40) however road closures will continue until Aug. 31st (tentative) while the project finishes roadway safety improvements.

Interstate 80 Travel Delays for Roadway Projects

Travel delays will continue through November on Interstate 80 in Truckee for roadway construction activities. Motorists are advised to expect typical delays of 15 to 20 minutes when traveling through the work zones on weekdays. Delays of 25 to 30 minutes are common on Thursday afternoons.

NO FIRES in Truckee or Donner Summit Residential Areas

Staying in a Truckee mountain home? All backyard campfires and charcoal BBQ's are banned in Truckee & Donner Summit residential areas from June-Nov. 2022. Gas BBQ's and gas fire pits are allowed. CALL 911 to report illegal campfires. Learn more.

Tahoe National Forest Issues Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect for the Tahoe National Forest as of July 20, 2022. The following are prohibited:

  • Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, or charcoal briquette fire outside of established fire rings within designated developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a designated campground or recreation area, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Using a motor vehicle off paved, gravel or dirt National Forest System roads and trails, except within a designated developed Off-Highway Vehicle area.

Visitor's Guide to Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is a normal part of summer in California. Read our guide to learn how to plan ahead and be prepared for your upcoming visit. Read the guide.

Visitor's Guide to Planned Power Outages: PSOMs

During extreme fire weather events, planned power outages may occur in Truckee. Read our guide to learn what to expect before, during, and after an outage. Read the guide.

Wildfire Preparedness Guides

Keep Pets Safe from Heat

Warm summer temps can be especially tough on our pets. Booties are a great idea to protect paws from hot pavement, and a game of fetch in the water is heaven on earth for furry friends. Pets are also welcome on Truckee's TART Connect, a convenient option to avoid walking on hot roads and asphalt.

Listen to the Weekly Fishing Report from Truckee Tahoe Radio

Tune into the weekly fishing report that airs on our local station, 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio. Hear about Truckee's current water conditions, hatches, suggested flies, and get fishing tips from our local pros. Listen to the fishing report.

Rather read a report? Check out these two options:

Guide to Recycling & Trash in Bear Country

Learn how to properly recycle and dispose of trash in bear county from Keep Truckee Green. When visiting Truckee-Tahoe, always dispose of trash in a secured, bear-proof garbage receptacle. If a bin is full, pack out your trash - take it home or find the closest empty bin. Remember, proper food storage protects bears and keeps us all safe!

Meet Sustainable Truckee Ambassadors

Say hello to Sustainable Truckee Ambassadors who are out roving Truckee's trails, paved paths, beaches and docks. Ambassadors give a friendly welcome to all, chat with trail users, answer questions, and keep an eye on current conditions. Want to become a Sustainable Truckee Ambassador? Join us! All are welcome and volunteer positions are open all summer. Learn more.

Sustainable Truckee Gift Card

Our digital gift card is redeemable at 47 Truckee-Tahoe businesses and every card supports stewardship! Visit Truckee-Tahoe matches 25% of card value for Sustainable Truckee sponsorships in 2022 such as meadow restoration (carbon sequestration), trail work, graffiti cleanup, and wildfire prevention messaging. Learn more and buy now.

Recreate Responsibly & Leave No Trace

Six easy ways to take care of the Truckee-Tahoe community and protect the places we play. Learn how to recreate responsibly.

Know Before You Go

Get ready for your upcoming Truckee-Tahoe vacation with these guides. Here's what you need to know before your visit, including ways to take care of our natural environment and vibrant community.

Traveler Responsibility Pledge

Take the pledge to become a responsible traveler and find out how you can help protect Truckee-Tahoe.

Volunteer with Locals

Heard of voluntourism? It's travel with purpose, a volunteer vacation. Check out our roundup of voluntourism opportunities and give back to the Truckee-Tahoe community during your stay.

Nevada County Mask Update

The State of California has lifted the universal indoor mask mandate, however, Nevada County's Public Health Officer highly recommends that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask in public spaces. The following applies per the California State Health Officer order:

  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask in public spaces.
  • All individuals must wear masks in specific indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

View Nevada County Masking Update

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