About Truckee
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About Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California. Just north of Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras, Truckee is a small mountain town with big energy that is loaded with plenty of things to do, including hidden gems and outdoor activities. The Truckee area was originally inhabited by the Washoe, Maidu and Paiute tribes, and then later by miners and settlers in the later 1860s. Truckee grew into a bustling mining town with plenty of wealth, excitement and debauchery to go around during the gold and silver rushes.

Today, Truckee is full of great outdoor activities, food, shopping, art and numerous other things to do. In the winter, Truckee is a consummate ski town, located just 15 minutes or so from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl and Northstar California resorts. There are also extensive cross-country, snowshoeing and backcountry opportunities in the region, and the groomed and tracked trails at both Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center are a great place to start for novices. There is also an adorable outdoor ice skating rink right in town. Come summertime, hike and explore the historic train tunnels at Donner Summit, or get lost hiking or biking the miles of paved paths and trails that zig-zag in and around the town. Bike Truckee is located in the heart of town, with easy access to the Truckee River Legacy Trail.

 Key Facts – Greater Truckee Area

The Hilltop Master Plan Area is one of the eight planning sub-areas, and specific land use policies and implementation measures have been developed to guide future development of the area. One of the primary reasons for designating Hilltop as a planning sub-area is its local outdoor winter recreational significance to Truckee. This 55 acre parcel overlooks downtown Truckee and the Truckee Railyard.

The Truckee Railyard 8 years of planning and 3 years of infrastructure improvements is now being developed expanding Truckee’s downtown. Based on a master plan first drafted in 2009, the Truckee Railyard Project will double the size of its downtown, blending workforce housing with commercial, retail, and civic spaces into a high-density, walkable city center. Extending east from the historic Commercial Row, the plan separates the area into three distinct zones. The Downtown Extension District blends high-density commercial, residential, and community spaces across wide city blocks. The balloon track still occupies the center of the site, encircling a commercial and retail zone, including an already approved grocery store. Crossing the far east side of the track, a new extension of Church Street Road stretches to the residential Trout Creek District and the multi-use, live/work Industrial Heritage District. https://truckeerailyard.com

Convenient access via the Truckee Airport & Major Transportation Corridors

Truckee is full of outdoor activities!