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.

Support the building of the DRLT by adopting a section of trail or volunteer to build a section.

Donner Lake Rim Trail Map

Accessing the Donner Lake Rim Trail

Adopt a Quarter Mile of the Donner Lake Rim Trail

Donner Summit Canyon

Donner Summit Canyon Trail Map with access directions.

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.

Waddle Ranch Preserve Trail Map

Waddle Ranch Preserve Brochure & Directions

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.

Perazzo Meadows Access Map

Independence Lake

Click here to plan your visit to this amazing property. The property is open year-round for walk in day use. Free use of motorboats, kayaks and float tubes will be available 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 property is open from sunrise to sunset. If the gate is closed, you can walk in 200 yards to the trailhead.

Webber Lake/Lacey Meadows Trails Map


(Please respect private property)

Royal Gorge Existing Summer Trails Map

Total Lands Protected

To date, the Land Trust has protected over 36,000 acres. We have aggressive plans to protect 24,500 additional acres in the coming years with a value of approximately $70 million.