Truckee Things To Do in Summer

In the scenic and rustic town of Truckee, you’ll want to be outside as much as possible, taking in the surrounding area and Old West-feeling downtown. And good news – Truckee things to do in summer let you commune with nature and celebrate the great outdoors to your heart’s content. Familiarize yourself with the area with a private or self-guided tour. Summertime Truckee activities like hiking and biking trails also let you experience the peaceful setting while getting in a little (or a lot of) exercise as you meander through trails in the valley, mountains or along reservoirs. The state parks in the area offer a wilderness escape where you can take advantage of Truckee things to do in summer like hiking, picnicking or even on mountaineering expeditions.

Truckee things to do in summer months includes organized outdoor activities too. Bike parks are popular in Truckee, so you can practice your jumps or have fun just watching the masters perform their tricks. When you’re in a vibrant town like this one, there’s no reason not to immerse yourself in the community, and a warm weather Truckee activity like a trip to a farmers’ market offers an excellent way to interact with locals and enjoy regionally produced goods. When it’s later in the day, head downtown on Thursday summer evenings for a street fair.

Truckee Things to Do in Summer to Cool Off

If all of this bustle makes you work up a sweat, cool off with a dip in Donner Lake. Truckee things to do in the summer feature a variety of watersports, kayaking, paddleboarding or zipping along in a powerboat. For the thrill seekers, rafting trips get you in the twists and turns of the rapids in the Truckee River. With all of these happenings, you can stay busy as much or as little as you’d like. Check out the listings below to see what Truckee summer activities will fill your visit with excitement.

Summer Activities by Category

The Pour House Wine Shop

Truckee Summer Activity
10075 Jibboom Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9664

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at expensive and pretentious wine bars. Better is discovering that little out-of-the-way place with character, selection and owners happy to help wine novices and connoisseurs alike. The Pour House Wine Shop in Truckee is that place. Settled in a funky clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, The Pour House curates wine...read more

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Trout Creek Outfitters

Truckee Summer Activity
10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 563-5119

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly fishing hub – has everything you need to get outfitted and ready for your time on the water. They have a friendly and helpful staff with decades of experience fishing the streams and lakes in the Tahoe Truckee region. With a thoughtfully chosen selection of fly-fishing gear and supplies, Trout Creek is stocked up for the holidays. Whether you’re eager to extend this...read more

Trout Creek Outfitters ­– Truckee’s local fly fishing hub – has everything you need to get...read more

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Truckee Summer Activity
10981 Truckee Way, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains, lakes, river and forests. But there are many hidden gems known mostly to locals. Those gems are kept shining by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. Some of the amenities and facilities managed by the district are accessible for free, others for a fee. The...read more

Take a look around and it’s clear that Truckee is a special town: history, mountains,...read more

West End Beach of Donner Lake

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District
Truckee Summer Activity
15962 South Shore Drive, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-7720

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of its own: Donner Lake. While not as big and broad as Big Blue, Donner Lake offers up a good bit of watery fun too. One of the best places to access Donner is West End Beach. In summer months, there is a modest admission fee to enter the 10-acre west...read more

Lake Tahoe, 15 minutes away, gets all the attention, but Truckee has a gem of...read more