Things To Do in Truckee

If diversity is what you’re looking for, the things to do in Truckee will give you that in full measure. From hitting a little white ball into an unreasonably small hole to barreling down a snow-covered hill on whatever slides to hoisting onto the back of an amiable horse, you’ve got lots of choices for activities here. And we didn’t even mention biking, hiking, shopping and bar hopping!

All four seasons present their own selection of things to do in Truckee. Winter sports reign supreme, and the ski resorts here are super. Long, groomed runs with a laid-back style are the keystones of the Northstar California resort. No matter if you’re a beginner starting out at the Burton Progression Center or are already jumping the Straits, your ability is celebrated. Other snowy Truckee activities include tubing, Telemark skiing and snowshoeing. At the top of Donner Summit, Boreal Mountain Resort is great for families on a budget and anyone wanting to heighten their amateur ski and board status at a quieter location. You can also enjoy the night skiing. Nearby Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is another choice for a low-key Truckee activity.

Things to Do in Truckee Year-Round

As the snow melts, things to do in Truckee center on being outside to experience the landscape as it comes back to color. Bike trails beckon, and there are lots of them around town that are good for beginners and seasoned cyclers. Or, seeing the beauty of the mountains and Donner Lake from atop a noble steed offers an unforgettable memory. When the Lake beckons, get as close to the water by renting boats, kayaks, SUPs and canoes.

During summer Truckee Thursdays street festivals open up downtown for exploration, great bargains and meeting the locals. Then, get your tickets early for the annual ghost tours in October. Costumed volunteers take on spirited personas to tell tales of old Truckee.

Things to Do in Truckee by Category

Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District

Truckee Thing to Do
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 more

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

West End Beach of Donner Lake

Truckee Thing to Do
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 more

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

If you’re thinking of heading to Truckee-Tahoe and hitting the developed, lift-assisted mountain biking park or riding the sweet flow trails, or if you more

Adrenaline Connection's mission is simple: to rent you anything your mom said not to do. What does that mean exactly? To put it more bluntly, more

Air Tahoe is an air charter company, offering private chartered flights. Based out of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Air Tahoe operates a Piper more

There is nothing like adventure to fuel your appetite, so what could be more appropriate than a cafe located right inside the Alder Creek more

With a genuine effort of offering support, kindness and devotion to each student, Alpenflow’s mission is to provide the highest level of yoga teaching. more

Atelier Truckee is a place for tactile living that connects artists, creatives and community through workshops, yarn, art and craft supplies. With a more

Although it’s a club, Auburn Ski Club (ASC) & Training Center welcomes the public to cross-country ski on its trail network. As far as Donner more