Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
536.00 ft (163.37 m)
Trail type
10.20 mi (16.42 km)
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The Truckee River Legacy Trail is a paved hiking and biking path that runs alongside the beautiful Truckee River from Truckee River Regional Park to the small community of Glenshire. The trail is useable year round and is a great choice for getting out during the winter as it is regularly plowed. The trail can be hiked as a 10 mile out and back journey. Of course you can also break the trail up into smaller sections if desired, and the Truckee Riverview Sports Park allows for access near the middle of the trail.

Beginning from Truckee River Regional Park the trail follows Brockway Road for a short distance before making a sharp right hand turn and descending gently down to river elevation. You’ll pass a nice day use area (when not under snow) right alongside the river.

Continuing along you’ll soon notice a footbridge that crosses the river to your left. This path connects to East River Street. Continue straight to stay on the Truckee River Legacy Trail.

You’ll later cross under Highway 267 which crosses the Truckee River via an impressive looking overpass. Soon thereafter there is a connecting trail that takes off to the right leading to Riverview Sports Park. This is the last access point until the end of the trail at Glenshire.

This final long stretch of trail is perhaps the most enjoyable. Beautiful river views lie around each corner, and informative plaques line the trail telling of the history of the area including about the first Natives who lived here, Chinese immigrants, and the Truckee Ice Company that harvested ice from the river.

As you near Glenshire you’ll cross over Martis Creek on a footbridge before beginning a steady climb up. From the top of the climb you’ll have an impressive view down to the Truckee River, across the Martis Valley, and of the many peaks in the distance including nearby Northstar Ski Area. A side trail also branches off to the right leading a short distance to another viewpoint.

The trail comes to an end at a small trailhead where you’ll also find a few picnic tables. Return the way you came.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Scenic paved pathway along the Truckee River. Close to town. Plowed in the winter.


During summer months there any many more "exciting" hiking options nearby.

Trailhead Elevation

5,860.00 ft (1,786.13 m)

Highest point

5,863.00 ft (1,787.04 m)


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Near lake or river
Family friendly
Big vistas
Bird watching

Typically multi-day


Suitable for


Permit required



Nearby Lodging + Camping


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