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Truckee Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 67 photos

Being a stone's throw from the Donner Pass, Truckee is a well established mountain town. Historically for trading, logging and gold/silver, but now mostly for skiing and tourism.

Truckee is a fairly hip place. The old-town is done up in old-west style with some good restaurants, cafes, stores, etc. And just beyond Truckee is Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows.

Its about an hour from Reno and about 30 minutes (weather depending) Incline Village and Tahoe City. If you are heading down to Reno, stop at Verdi for the old viaducts on the river!

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Of all the towns in the Tahoe Basin area, Truckee has the best historic corridor.
  • Cons:Winter temperatures in Truckee tend to be 5~10 degrees colder than other nearby towns.
  • In a nutshell:The town has grown to the point it has a little of everything and its easily accessible by hwy I-80
  • Intro Updated Apr 19, 2011
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  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2009 at 3:18 AM

    We stopped in Truckee on our whirlwind run from Jersey to California. By the time we got there, the sun was already setting. Missed all that beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 11:48 PM

    lake tahoo is a mythic place


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