The Truckee River Legacy Trail follows the river's south side, providing scenic views and access to two recreational amenities: Truckee River Regional Park and Riverview Sports Park. The paved trail has recently been extended from the latter park to Glenshire Drive via a bridge over Martis Creek. In the future, a westward extension to the trail will provide additional recreational access to Donner Memorial State Park. This trail is very popular for bikers, runners, dog walkers and families.
Parking and Trail Access:
The trail currently runs between the Truckee River Regional Park and the Glenshire Trailhead. The trailhead is located just before the Glenshire neighborhood on Glenshire Drive, approximately 4 miles east of Donner Pass Road. The trail meanders along the Truckee River for 4.7 miles, passing spurs to Riverview Sports Park and Ranch Way. Overall the trail is easy and good for all ages, however there is a steeper section of trail as one leaves the Glenshire Trailhead and descends down to the Truckee river that some users may find a bit more strenuous upon the return.
The trail is pet friendly. However, please keep your dog, leashed or unleashed, under control at all times. Multiple pet waste station along the trail provide for an easy clean up.