Captivating Adventures in California
While many of us are practicing social distancing, stepping out into the fresh air is a great way to relieve some of the stress and anxiety from quarantine. Truckee is beautiful during the late winter and early spring so while you stay with us, we have a few suggestions of nearby places to enjoy the great outdoors right outside your RV!
Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive
A scenic drive around Lake Taho may be just what the doctor ordered to get out of the house, or RV, and see the beautiful outdoors from a distance. The entire drive is around 72 miles with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle. Be sure to stop at the Stateline Lookout on the northside of the lake for a view unlike any other.
Martis Peak Fire Lookout
Around Lake Tahoe there are open trails in the that will offer a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Martis Peak sits just north of Lake Tahoe and the trails to the top are open to the public. The entire trail is around seven miles round-trip, but the best part is the old fire lookout near the top, so long as you’re prepared to brave the cold. The 100-year-old lookout still stands and offers stunning views almost 2,000 feet in elevation.
Truckee Trails is a network of over 90 different trails of all levels for hiking and walking after the snow is melted. The closest trailhead off Northwoods Blvd will gain you access to the Sawtooth Trail, a nine mile out and back trail. This trail will lead you to the rest of the Truckee Trails network depending on skill set and how long you’d like to spend the day outdoors.
Fishing in the Truckee Winter
While some may assume that fishing is a summer sport, those who are used to the early spring colds that can arise in places like Truckee know that year-round fishing can be just as fun! The Truckee River starts from Lake Tahoe and winds its way 110 miles through the Truckee Meadows and right through the town. While the river can be a bit complex due to currents, there’s no better time than now for some good trout fishing. Plus, Coachland RV Park has a fish cleaning station onsite!