TruckeeTruckee is a pleasant town in the Lake Tahoe region of California.
Just east of the Donner Pass on Interstate 80, Truckee is an easy entry point for travelers from the Bay Area to the region.
By carI-80 bisects Truckee allowing access from Sacramento and the Bay Area from the west, and Reno to the east.
From Lake Tahoe, SR 267 heads north into Truckee.
While easy to approach under clear conditions, travelers should pay close attention to inclement weather during the winter. Roads in and out of Truckee can rapidly become treacherous during heavy winter storms. Donner Pass (over 7,000 ft/2,100 m elevation) in particular should not be attempted during heavy storms without strong winter driving skills and chains or 4-wheel drive. While well-maintained and regularly plowed, the pass can live up to its infamous name under the worst conditions.
By planeTruckee has an airport. Other than Surf Air and charter flights, it does not offer commercial scheduled flights in or out. The closest large airport is located approximately 36 mi (58 km) away in Reno, Nevada. The Sacramento International Airport is also an option, and is about 120 mi (193 km) away, on the north side of Sacramento, California.
Amtrak has one daily train to Truckee in each direction on its California Zephyr service between San Francisco (Emeryville) and Chicago. Additionally, a number of Amtrak Thruway buses connect Truckee to Capitol Corridor trains in Sacramento. is located at 10065 Donner Pass Rd, across the road from the main street.
John Dewald's Houseaddress: St. Croix St
phone: +1 530 587-8808address: 10065 Donner Pass Rd
phone: +1 530 587-0886address: 10685 Northwoods Blvd.
Northstar-at-TahoeDownhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, geocaching, ice skating, and wine tasting.
phone: +1 530 587-6702address: Martis Creek Dam Rd
phone: +1 530 587-3100address: 10164 Donner Pass RdFun women's clothing and home furnishings.
phone: +1 530 582-0900address: 10200 Donner Pass RdSki, snowboard, snow shoes, x- country ski and snow clothing rentals.
phone: +1 530 582-5781address: 10990 Donner Pass RdSki, Ski Boots, Apparel, Race Gear, and a full service ski tune and boot fitting back shop.
50/50 Brewing CompanyOutstanding local Microbrew with a large menu and live entertainment.
phone: +1 530-550-9516address: 10825 Pioneer Trail Road, Suite 103Housemade breads, huge sandwiches, fresh soup, housebaked goods, full espresso bar, local favorite
phone: +1 530 587-8688address: 10007 Bridge StPricey, but delicious sustainable food in an elegant setting.
phone: +1 530 587-5711address: 10142 Rue HilltopCottonwood has been a fixture of Truckee's vibrant dining scene for 25 years. Housed in a historical ski lodge, constructed in 1928 to serve as a warming hut for the town of Truckee's ski and toboggan hill, the restaurant is a virtual museum of historic photos and artifacts. With spectacular views of downtown Truckee from the Dining Room or expansive Deck, Cottonwood has a diverse menu that consists of an eclectic menu of steaks, pastas, seafood and vegetarian dishes using fresh organic produce and sustainable meats and seafood whenever possible, complemented by a full bar and adventuresome wine list. Home to a vibrant acoustic music scene, Cottonwood features free live music every Thursday and Friday nights, and features a nightly Happy Hour until 6pm. Groups and special events are welcome.
The oldest stretch of "Downtown" Truckee (towards the east end of town) features a string of bars and is a lively scene most nights during the high season. Visitors should take note that the Truckee Police and California Highway Patrol have a zero-tolerance policy for drunk driving, and sobriety stops are not uncommon. While crime rates in the area are very low, a larger-than-expected number of locals boast a D.U.I. on their records due to this enforcement focus.
phone: +1 530 587-4525address: 11331 Brockway Rd
phone: +1 530 582-9999address: 10527 Cold Stream Rd
phone: +1 530 587-4525address: 11331 Brockway RdThere is a restaurant on the premise called Mountain Burrito Company.
phone: +1 530 587-3558address: 9646 Donner Pass RdTruckee is at the center of the Truckee District of Tahoe National Forest which offers hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, off-highway vehicle usage, camping, boating, and swimming. Most of these are free but permits may be required. Check with the ranger station for details.
- Tahoe City- 89 South. About 20 minutes away, without traffic.
- Reno- 80 East. About 35 minutes away with no traffic. Home to a lot of casinos.
- South Lake Tahoe- 89 South to 50 East. About 1 hour 15 minutes away with no traffic. Home to casinos at Stateline, and Heavenly Mountain Resort.