Today we went to the Truckee River and hiked about 3 miles along the river. The weather was warm (51 degrees) so it was nice for us to play in the water (yes, I'm a swimming Husky). The trail wasn't too muddy even though it snowed a little bit yesterday night but we still needed to be toweled off, which we hate but nothing in life is free.
Easy hike on level ground with very little altitude change
As far or as short as you like as an out and back. Maximum is probably 6 miles as you'll reach the Glenshire bridge to the east and Truckee to the west.
From old town Truckee head east along Donner Pass Road and take the first right once leaving town on Gleshire Road (past the lumber yard road). Drive down Glenshire about 2 miles and take a right just past the little house on left (there are lots of parking areas along the road so choosing any will do). Once out of the car you will need to cross the train tracks so leashes are suggested, these are active tracks so be careful. Once across the train tracks make your way through the sage brush and down to the river. There is a trail that follows the river going in both directions. Enjoy!
Leash required: No, but be careful around the train tracks
Water: Plentiful, it's a river after all
Usage: Fishermen and lots of hikers with other dogs so beware if your dog is not very friendly