Truckee California

Truckee California is one of the Sierra’s most diverse and complete year-round communities. It is home to much of the Tahoe area workforce, an outstanding regional hospital, and great small businesses, artists, and outdoor fanatics of all ages. Truckee is a place rich in history with a quaint downtown that hosts charming shops and superb restaurants set in authentic historic buildings. Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee proudly retains its historic roots. Named for a Paiute Indian chief who helped guide thousands of emigrants in their westward journey through 40-mile desert. Truckee historically is well known for its logging, ice manufacturing, the Emigrant Trail, as well as for the tragic expedition of the Donner Party.

Consistently voted one of America’s “Best Adventure Towns” Truckee California offers access to an amazing array of outdoor activities. Truckee boosts over 600 miles of single-track and paved trail within its city limits. This includes miles of national forest access, state park lands and conservation easements in an idyllic sierra mountain town setting. This is complemented by an historic downtown area that hosts a lively dining scene and shopping within a walkable environment.

Truckee Travel Information

Air Access Reno-Tahoe International Airport
2001 East Plumb Ln., Reno, NV (40 miles from Truckee) 775-328-6400;

Truckee Tahoe Airport
10356 Truckee Airport Rd., off Hwy. 267 No commercial service; general aviation airport 530-587-4119;

Rail Access
Truckee Train Depot 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Amtrak stops in Truckee, once a day eastbound and once a day westbound. There is no Amtrak agent in Truckee. For more information or to purchase tickets: 800-USA-RAIL (872-7245);

Bus Access
Truckee Train Depot 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Greyhound stops in Truckee four times a day. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Greyhound, or from the bus driver when boarding bus in Truckee. 800-231-2222;

Amtrak bus services disembark Eastbound passengers at Truckee and pick up Westbound passengers at Truckee three times a day. 877-974-3322

Truckee is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Truckee is just 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, 100 miles east of Sacramento, California, 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada and 12 miles north of Lake Tahoe, California. Downtown Truckee is 5’980′ above sea level.

TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)
Connects Truckee with north and west shores of Lake Tahoe. 800-736-6365; 530-550-1212;

Truckee Transit
Within town bus service 530-587-7451

Airport Shuttle

North Lake Tahoe Express travelers can book reservations on a 21-passenger shuttle that runs between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Truckee-Tahoe. To make reservations: 866-216-5222;

Choose from a huge variety of Truckee hotels, resorts, and nightly rentals – all within a walk or short drive to charming historic downtown, trails, shops and restaurants, and only 15 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Or, keep it local and take a dip in Donner Lake located in Truckee with easy, quick access to highway I-80 so you can save time arriving and departing! BOOK LODGING on

Special Thanks to the following organizations!

Truckee California

Truckee Downtown Merchants Association

Town of Truckee