Hike Waddle Ranch with Truckee Donner Land Trust
Trail Head at Glider Port Road and Martis Dam Road
Posted By: Truckee Donner Land Trust
Join the Truckee Donner Land Trust for a stroll through Waddle Ranch Preserve. Located in the heart of Martis Valley near Truckee, Waddle Ranch Preserve was home to indigenous people. Artifacts left by the Martis people are estimated to be two to three thousand years old. More recently, the Washoe Indian Tribe used the valley as a summer encampment until the 1910s.
This hike is approximately six miles round-trip with moderate elevation gains; moderate difficulty due to uneven terrain, and elevation gain; approximately 4 hours round trip.
How do I get there?
Take the Hwy 267 exit from Hwy 80 and take a left on Martis Dam Road, about four miles south of Hwy 80. Proceed to the trailhead located at the junction of Sailplane Way/Glider Port Road and Martis Dam Road.