Trails & Maps
All of the Land Trust properties are open to all users except to motorized vehicles.
The Donner Lake Rim Trail
The Donner Lake Rim Trail (DRLT) is a Land Trust project and volunteer effort to build a 23-mile trail encircling the peaks around Donner Lake. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians will enjoy stunning views of Donner, Mount Rose and the Pacific Crest. Trails will run from downtown Truckee to Donner Summit and connect with existing trails, including the Summit Lake Trail, the Hole-in-the-Ground Trail, and the trails leading into the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness.
Donner Summit Canyon
Waddle Ranch Preserve
The purchase of Waddle Ranch Preserve is one of the Land Trust’s greatest victories. Public access and enjoyment of this historic property and premiere wildlife sanctuary can now be enjoyed forever.
Trails are open from sunrise to sunset to walkers, hikers, runners and bicyclists. Dogs must be on a leash so as not to disturb wildlife. Please pick up after your pet and pack out waste. No motorized vehicles, fishing, hunting, discharging of firearms, smoking, camp stoves and fires of any kind.
Perazzo Meadows Picnic Area
A few signs identify trees at the picnic area. Hikers may enjoy the Mt. Lola Trail, which is about one mile east of the picnic area. Please pack in and pack out, no open flames, including camp stoves.
Directions: From Truckee Drive north on hwy 89, 17 miles to Jackson Meadows Road and turn left. Take the first left onto Independence Lake Road, which is dirt. Cross the Little Truckee River. Turn right on Henness Pass Road. It is not signed, but is the first right. Proceed through the residential area, and down the hill into Perazzo Meadows. The parking area is on the right just past the meadows.
Click here to plan your visit to this amazing property. The property is open year-round for walk in day use. Motorboats, kayaks and float tubes are no longer available for use at the Independence Lake Preserve in 2013. They will be available again beginning Memorial Day weekend in 2014, weather permitting.
Webber Lake/Lacey Meadows
For the first time in over a century, this area is open for public access and recreation. Land Trust now owns and manages the property and is making enhancements, including constructing trailheads and adding signage. Please note that although the property is currently open to the public, the lakeshore and campgrounds along Webber Lake remain closed until 2017. The rest of the property is open for hiking, exploring and other low-impact recreation. If you would like to fish on Webber Lake, you may buy a permit from the private landowner at the lodge.
The private fishing campground will be closed to the public until 2017. For more information on the fishing campground, call Webber Lake Management at 530-412-0865.
The property is open from sunrise to sunset. If the gate is closed, you can walk in 200 yards to the trailhead.
(Please respect private property)
Total Lands Protected
To date, the Land Trust has protected over 33,000 acres. We have aggressive plans to protect 24,500 additional acres in the coming years with a value of approximately $70 million.