Truckee River, Dollar Creek trails open

Newly finished Dollar Creek Trail outside Tahoe City. | Courtesy Placer County

One trail was spruced up and reopened and one was newly opened in the North Tahoe/Truckee region, adding to the Resort Triangle, the focus of a broad coalition plan to connect the Tahoe area through a multiuse trail network.

On Oct. 22, Placer County joined project partners with the Federal Highway Administration, Tahoe Transportation District, California Tahoe Conservancy and the Tahoe Fund and more to celebrate the grand opening of the new, paved 2.2-mile Dollar Creek Trail near Tahoe City.

The newly reopened Truckee River Trail. | Courtesy TCPUD

Speakers and guests participated in a ceremonial first bike ride after remarks and the ribbon cutting concluded. The Dollar Creek Trail extends the existing Tahoe City Public Utility District multiuse trail from the intersection of Dollar Drive and State Route 28 to the end of Fulton Crescent Drive in Carnelian Bay.

On Oct. 30, the Tahoe City Public Utility District was joined by project partners, Placer County, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Caltrans and more to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly rehabilitated Truckee River Trail, a Class 1 multi-use trail running more than 5.5 miles from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road. Speakers and guests celebrated the collaboration and partnerships that made the funding possible to completely repair one of the most popular and heavily used trails in the region.

Originally constructed in 1980, the Truckee River Trail has experienced deterioration as a result of age, wear and natural weathering. In total, about 4 miles of trail was reconstructed and erosion control and drainage features were improved.