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Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert

June 17-20, 2024

Bright, sunny skies and warm temperatures are on the horizon this week. Did you know that June is Bike Month? We're celebrating all things biking with exciting events from Keep Truckee Green. Join us in swapping cars for bikes and soak up those extra endorphins. Happy riding!

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

Book two or more nights of lodging in Truckee now through 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! 

July 4th Events & Celebrations

There's no shortage of excitement and scenic beauty for Truckee's 4th of July celebrations. If you're attending the festivities, this guide will help you plan ahead and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

Learn all about these events & more! 

Fireworks at Donner Lake

Truckee 4th of July Parade

Pancake Breakfast & Firecracker Mile

West End Beach Celebration

Introducing TahoeAlerts - Your One-Stop Emergency Notification System

With the power of GPS technology, TahoeAlerts makes emergency notification registration easy for residents and visitors across the Tahoe region.

How to Sign Up:

1. Visit TahoeAlerts.

2. Enter your address or location.

3. Let the system identify the right emergency notification system for you.

Coverage Areas: Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Douglas, Alpine, and Washoe counties, as well as Truckee, Carson City, and South Lake Tahoe.

Why TahoeAlerts? "TahoeAlerts is a game-changer for keeping residents and visitors informed about potential emergencies throughout the Lake Tahoe region," said Lt. Ty Conners of the Placer County Sheriff's Office. "By simplifying the signup process and highlighting the available alert systems, we're empowering everyone to be safe and proactive." Sign up today and stay prepared! 

2024 Summer Activity Guide

Gear up for summer with this Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District 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 June E-Newsletter!

Learn about our Early Summer Lodging Offer, summer events, live music, Truckee Pride Week, fishing reports, & open mountain bike trails! Read the June E-News here.

Top June 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.

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 Summer Family Activities

Locals and visitors agree: you can’t beat summer in Truckee-Tahoe! The mountain weather is superb with warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights under brilliant starry skies. Our trails, lakes, and rivers are open for exploring and the town is abuzz with events, nightlife, and alfresco summer dining. Read all about fun summer activities here!

Mountain Bike Trail Report

El Burro/Donkeytown: UPDATE - Starting June 19, the Donkeytown and El Burro trails will be closed for the remainder of 2024 due to a Tahoe National Forest health project designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire in our region. Work on this “Five Creeks Project" will include hand and mechanical thinning, mastication, prescribed fire, and reforestation.

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 is underway. 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 Schedule:

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.

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.

Register for CodeRED emergency alerts:

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.

Share your #VisitTruckeeTahoe moments

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

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