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Referring not, as one might suspect, to anything pertaining to the four-wheeled vehicle, the word "Truckee" actually comes from the native tongue of the Paiute, Indians. "Tro-kay!" or, "Everything's alright," as old Chief Winnemucca used to say upon greeting new settlers to the area. Just minutes from Donner's Pass, Truckee is a town rich with history (recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places) right off Highway 80, about thirty miles outside Reno and less than half an hour from Lake Tahoe to the south.
According to its Chamber of Commerce, the Truckee area boasts 6,000 acres, 270 trails, 43 lifts, 8 mountain peaks, and 6 terrain parks. Located near Donner Memorial State Park, you can whitewater raft, camp, have a picnic, or hike the 2.5 miles of trails in the park. Bring the clubs. There are no less than 13 golf courses around Truckee.
Truckee is simply a great place to hang out! With about 65 restaurants, 10 coffee houses, 10 markets and delis, and 8 catering companies, Truckee has earned a reputation as a great place for foodies. And even if you're not hungry, there are great shops and galleries where you can learn about the rich history of this mountain burg.
There's always something going on in Truckee, like concerts, kite festivals, and more - you'll never be bored in this historic and picturesque community.