Phase I of Truckee Legacy Trail dedicated |

Phase I of Truckee Legacy Trail dedicated

Phase I of the multi-phase Truckee River Legacy Trail received an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at Truckee River Regional Park.

Mayor Don McCormack spoke about Truckee’s commitment to providing trails for the community.

Marshall Lewis, chairman of Phase I and Truckee Noon Rotary president Andy Otto cut the ribbon officially opening the Legacy trail’s first phase.

The Legacy Trail has been in planning for five years. When all three phases are complete, it will stretch from Donner Lake to Glenshire.

Funding to build the trail has come from community sources like Truckee Rotary through programs like selling personalized, engraved bricks that will be on the trail.

Funds are in place for Phase II of the trail are in place and construction will begin next summer.

Phase III of the trail is the most difficult because it stretches across several pieces of private property and the sewage treatment plant.

The land outlined for Phase III construction, the final piece that would connect Donner Lake to Regional Park, lies on several pieces of private property and the sewage treatment plant. Land use considerations and property rights are both issues that will involve lengthy negotiations before any work begins.

and completion of this part of the trail is not expected in the near future.

“We like to call it the 100 year plan,” laughed Lewis.

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