Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert
September 29 - October 1, 2023
A cold storm will bring increased winds and chilly, showery conditions Friday-Sunday. Truckee-Tahoe's forecast shows snow levels down to 7,500 feet on Sunday. Town will get rain while the upper mountains may see a dusting of snow. Break out your fall jacket and enjoy bundling up for a crisp walk or sipping warm chai lattes at Truckee's cozy coffee shops. Winter is on the way and we'll be skiing and riding before you know it! Truckee-Tahoe ski areas plan to open in November.
Lot's of fall events on the calendar. This weekend we're stoked for Oktoberfest at Palisades Tahoe, and TGR's new full length ski and snowboard film premier. For more details, check out our Events & Festivals page.
KEY UPDATES - Truckee Roads, Traffic, Ski Area Parking Reservations
Get an update on Truckee road conditions, closures, delays, and traffic. And view Truckee-Tahoe ski area parking and traffic updates for the 2023/24 winter season. Roads & Traffic Update.
DETAILED INFO - Weather, Roads, Webcams, Live Maps
View Truckee's weather forecast, National Weather Service alerts, live traffic cams, highway information, air quality, and more on our Weather, Roads, Cams page.
Truckee-Tahoe Fall Colors Report for Leaf Peepers
See what Truckee-Tahoe fall colors look like RIGHT NOW! They are changing FAST and we're bumping up our fall foliage estimate to 30-40% in spots. Tons of vibrant reds, yellow, and golds, especially along the Truckee River. The next three weeks will be PRIME TIME for peak fall colors. The best aspen pop is yet to come but the colors are definitely stopping us in our tracks already. Enjoy this beautiful time of year by getting out for a hike or ride. Check out our fall guide for fall trails and activity recommendations!
Truckee-Tahoe Trails and Singletrack Reports
Find out the current conditions in Truckee-Tahoe and plan your next mountain bike ride with the Truckee Tahoe Radio's Singletrack Report. Listen on-demand online or tune into 101.5 FM for the latest news and updates. Bike Truckee also publishes a Trails Report for the local scoop on riding conditions.
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.
Truckee-Tahoe Ski Areas Opening in November
Northstar California plans to open Friday, Nov 17th and Palisades Tahoe plans to open Wednesday, Nov 22nd. Sugar Bowl Resort has not announced an opening date yet. Wondering what this winter may hold? Read Open Snow's 2023-2024 Winter Forecast Preview for an early look at what is anticipated to be an El Niño winter.
TART Connect Fall Hours 6:30am to 10pm, Sept 5-Dec 13, 2023
TART Connect operates from 6:30am to 10pm this fall, Sept 5th and Dec 13, 2023. 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.
Explore Truckee on Pedal-Assist Electric Bikes
Hop on a BCycle electric bike and explore Truckee! Docking stations are located throughout Truckee with pedal assist e-bikes bikes for public use at any time. See where to pick up and drop off e-bikes on the station map. Use the app to unlock a bike, then go for a ride and return the bike to any docking station location.
Upper Trout Creek Trail CLOSED Sept 5th to Mid-October
The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is entering year two of construction on the Pioneer Trail Pipeline Project, a water pipeline to serve Tahoe Donner. Construction requires a partial closure of the Trout Creek Trail from September 5th to mid-October.
Prescribed Fire Operations Planned to Resume on the Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest plans to resume fall prescribed fire operations as early as Sept. 29, 2023, dependent on fuels and weather conditions. Planned burn locations and timeline to complete projects may vary across the forest.
In the Truckee Ranger District, prescribed burns may include a 500-acre underburn near Sagehen Hills and 30-acres of pile burning at various locations on the district.
Truckee Fire Ban: No Wood or Charcoal Fires
Summer is wildfire season in California. Truckee's annual Fire Ban is in effect until November. During this time, residential campfires and BBQs that burn anything other than gas are banned. Report illegal fires by calling 911. Thank you for helping keep our community safe during fire season.
NO wood and charcoal fires. Gas ONLY during fire season!
Tahoe National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
The Tahoe National Forest has implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions due to high fire danger from persistent hot and dry weather conditions. Under Stage 1 restrictions, campfires are prohibited outside of established fire rings within designated developed campgrounds and day-use sites.
Under Stage 1 restrictions, the following are prohibited Aug 1 through Nov 1, 2023:
- Building or maintaining a fire, campfire, or charcoal briquette fire outside of established fire rings within designated developed campgrounds and picnic areas as listed in Exhibit A.
- 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.
- Operating an internal combustion engine off paved, gravel or dirt National Forest System roads and trails, except within the Prosser Pits Developed Off-Highway Vehicle Area and boats on a water surface.
Summer 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."
- Visitor's Guide to Truckee-Tahoe Boating, Water Recreation & Sustainability
- Visitor's Guide to Black Bears and Food Storage
- Visitor's Guide to Wildfire Season in Truckee-Tahoe
- Visitor's Guide to Planned Power Outages (PSOMs)
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:
- Online at www.truckeepolice.com/disaster-preparedness
- Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211
- Text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411 and follow the prompt to register
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!
- Visitor's Guide to Black Bears and Food Storage
- Be Bearwise on Vacation - Bear Safety
- Tips from Keep Truckee Green
- Download Recycling & Trash Guide (PDF) - English & Spanish
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!
Show Your #TruckeeLove
Embrace #TruckeeLove during your visit, the ethos of our mountain town. Smile, give a friendly howdy, and be kind to others. Respect the land, air, and water in the place we call home. Pack a little patience during summer peak periods and enjoy a slower pace in the mountains. Kindness is always welcome here!