The Legacy Trail, Glenshire

Truckee, CA
Length: 9.40 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This trail is in Truckee, starts above the river and winds down in elevation from the parking lot to a bridge crossing the river and beyond. There is about 500-1000ft downhill to the river its all paved. Very scenic. This trail, which is part of the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway, connects from Glenshire to downtown Truckee, a distance of 4.7 miles (9.4 miles out-and-back).

The trail begins near a parking-lot on Glenshire Drive. This trail was finished in 2014. It is still in very good condition, and seemed to be popular with bikers, walkers and runners. A short distance from the parking area, the trail forks. The left fork leads to a scenic overlook, and the right fork is the main route.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Paved
Elevation gain 1,000 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Wildlife Viewing

The trail leads down to the Truckee River with vistas and benches along the way, open space allows for wildlife viewing especially birds.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Large parking lot snow cleared in winter.

Trail Contributor

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Christine’s first hike it baby hike was when her daughter was only 4 months old. The hike was a fall leaves theme at an arboretum with toddlers rolling in leaves and parents taking pictures to capture those special memories.

After just one hike, the branch needed a new ambassador and she jumped at the opportunity because she knew the commitment and responsibility was what she really needed to keep it up (it’s hard to get out of the house!)