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Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert

May 20-23, 2024

Sunny skies & warm temperatures are in store this week! The wildflower season is kicking off in Truckee, and early signs are promising, especially at lower elevations. Thanks to the winter snowmelt, we're anticipating a vibrant summer bloom along our beloved trails. To catch the bloom, check out 5 of our favorite spring hikes!

Early Summer Lodging Offer: Get a $100 Gift Card!

Book two or more nights of lodging in Truckee between May 1st and June 21, 2024 and Visit Truckee-Tahoe will give you a $100 Sustainable Truckee Gift Card to shop, dine and play local. E-gift card redeemable at 68 locations in Truckee. Plus, Visit Truckee-Tahoe will also set aside $25 for stewardship projects. Get the offer here! 

Ski Resort Projected Closing Dates

Palisades Tahoe - May 27, 2024

2024 Summer Activity Guide

Gear up for summer with this summer activity guide. Join in all the fun activities Truckee has to offer, including swim lessons, summer theater camps, youth & adult sports, & Music in the Downtown Park!

Read our May E-Newsletter!

Learn about our Early Summer Lodging Offer, adventure races, Truckee Pride Week, May events & activities, & watch our winter 2024 recap reel. Read the May E-News here.

Top May Events & Festivals

From live music to trail running festivals, Truckee-Tahoe’s vibrant mountain community is alive with year-round events. Don’t miss out on the fun! Join us as we celebrate art, history, environment, and adventure. See what’s on the calendar and plan your trip around one of these great events.

Current Mountain Bike Trail Report

Get the scoop on from Bike Truckee in their Tahoe Truckee Trail Report:

El Burro/ Donkeytown: This local favorite is riding perfect right now!  The road still has snow on it but the El Burro Trail is clear.  This quick 3.5 mile lap will get your blood pumping and help sharpen your skills as you navigate the flowy fun features of the trail.  

Emigrant Trail: The Emigrant trail is a perfect trail to get the biking season started.  This rolling out and back trail takes you through meadows, winds through pine forests, and crosses several creeks. It offers firm tacky dirt, beautiful vistas and wildflowers just starting to bud.

Martis Valley Trail and the Tompkins Memorial Trail: The Tompkins Trail is a beautiful short and easy mountain bike or hiking trail in the heart of the Martis Valley.  It is clear of snow, home to a large variety of birds, and the creeks are flowing beautifully.

Truckee River Legacy Trail: The Truckee River legacy trail is a beautiful paved bike path that travels along the Truckee river for 6 miles to the quaint neighborhood of Glenshire.  This is a beautiful leisurely ride that is fun for the whole family!

Listen to Truckee Tahoe Radio's Singletrack Report on-demand online or tune into 101.5 FM for latest news. View an archive of Singletrack Reports on Truckee Dirt Union's website.

Truckee-Tahoe Fishing Reports

Fishing is a year-round activity in Truckee-Tahoe. Before you cast off, get three different fishing reports for Truckee on our fly fishing page. Understand weather conditions and river flows, find out what's biting, and get recommendations on best places to go.

Trout Creek Outfitters - Weekly Fly Fishing Reports about Truckee River and Pyramid Lake.

Mountain Hardware Sports - Frequently updated fishing reports about alpine lakes such as Donner Lake, plus local rivers and streams including Truckee River and Little Truckee River.

101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio - Tune into Truckee’s local radio station, 101.5 FM, or tap the link to listen to the weekly fishing report on-demand.

Truckee Weather, Roads, & Webcams

View Truckee's weather forecast, National Weather Service alerts, live traffic cams, highway information, chain control, and more on our Weather, Roads, Cams page.

The West River Streetscape Project will begin Monday, May 20. Refer to our Traffic Update blog for more information on this project.

Read about Truckee Roads, Highways, & Traffic Updates.

Read these insider tips on our Truckee Webcam Shakedown blog.

TART Connect - FREE On-Demand Shuttle in Truckee-Tahoe

TART Connect spring service begins April 8, 2024 and runs through June 27, 2024, with operating hours from 6:30am-10pm. Use the FREE on-demand shuttle to get from your Truckee lodging to anywhere within Truckee town limits. Point to point rides seven days a week. Download the TART Connect APP on Android or Apple, then order a ride and get picked up in as little as 15 minutes. Additional vehicles have also been added to the fleet this winter to help minimize wait times.

Best Playgrounds & Parks for Kids

Looking for the best playgrounds to keep the little ones entertained? Look no further! From sprawling recreational parks to lakeside play areas, Truckee-Tahoe offers a variety of options for kids to run, jump, and play. Here are our top picks for the best playgrounds in Truckee-Tahoe.

2024 Sustainable Truckee Visitor Guide

Before you arrive, check out the NEW Sustainable Truckee Visitor Guide for ways to travel sustainably with mindfulness and care for our environment, community, and local economy. The guide lists actions you can take to learn and stay informed, reduce waste, respect our land, water, and wildlife, visit car-free, lower carbon emissions, be a good neighbor, and much more.

Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards

Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards are digital gift cards that can be redeemed at 65 locations in Truckee: restaurants, breweries, shops, boutiques, yoga and massage studios, wine bars, grocery stores, outdoor guiding companies, and many other local businesses. Buy cards online in just a few clicks and schedule the e-gift for delivery on the date that you choose. An easy gift that friends, family, coaches, and teachers will love. And, every card gives back! Visit Truckee-Tahoe matches 25% of every card for Sustainable Truckee stewardship projects.

Buy Sustainable Truckee Gift Cards in bulk for your employees or team. There's no e-delivery for businesses and organizations that make bulk purchases over $1,000!

Visitor Guides

Planning a summer visit to Truckee-Tahoe? Read these Visitor Guides to prepare for your trip and understand what to "know before you go."

Sign Up for CodeRED, Truckee's Emergency Notification System

Truckee Police Department and the Truckee Fire Protection District use CodeRED Emergency Alert System as a primary method of communication during critical incidents. CodeRED is an opt-in notification system. Alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. Residents and visitors are encouraged to subscribe to CodeRED to stay informed in the event of an emergency.

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Trash & Recycling 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!

Leave No Trace and Pack Out Your Trash

We invite everyone to help take care of Truckee-Tahoe's beautiful landscape. Please keep our trails, beaches, and public areas clean and litter-free. Pack out all of your trash, and pick up any other trash you see for extra good karma points. Thank you for being a good steward of our mountain town!

Learn how to Recreate Responsibly and Leave No Trace.

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Share your favorite #VisitTruckeeTahoe moments with us on social. Whether you're making spring turns, hitting the trails or enjoying a night out in Downtown Truckee, we want to see where your Truckee-Tahoe adventures take you.

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