Top Trail Towns: Truckee, California - Page 2
Photo Courtesy of Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce
> TRUKEE RUNNING FESTIVAL / A 5k, 10k and half-marathon held in June. The 5k and 10k are held on a paved trail, while the half-marathon ventures onto the singletrack of Waddle Ranch, a 1500-acre swath of the sagebrush-y, rolling Martis Valley east of Truckee
> NORTHSTAR MOUNTAIN RUN / Northstar California Resort is Truckee’s local ski resort, which, in August, hosts a 10.2k race that climbs just over 2,000 vertical feet on singletrack and doubletrack and yields superb views of Lake Tahoe (tahoetrailrunning.com/ trail-runs/northstar-mountain-run).
> PACIFIC CREST TRAIL / INTERSTATE 80 TO SQAW VALLEY / The long-distance trail passes just eight miles west of Truckee on its way between Canada and Mexico. “For an eight-mile, rolling out-and-back, I run from where the trail crosses Highway 40 north to interstate 80 at Donner Summit and back,” says Brugman. Her favorite run, though, is on the PCT from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley. “Arrange a car shuttle for this 16-mile, one-way run. This high-country route is the best in the area.”
> DONNER LAKE RIM TRAIL / The Donner Lake Rim Trail remains a work-in-progress, but when it’s complete, it will encompass 23 singletrack miles around Donner lake, just west of Truckee. Most of the miles on the north and west sides of the lake are ready for action.