Waddle Ranch Preserve

Waddle Ranch Preserve
Waddle Ranch Preserve

Trails + Paved Paths + AccessLakes + Reservoirs + Rivers

About Us

Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy this hike through meadows and over creeks that leads to Lake Ella and Martis Creek Lake in Martis Valley.

Due to the sensitive habitat area, dogs are only allowed on leash on these trails.

This area can take a little more effort to get to in the winter months, follow Martis Dam Road to the preserve when the road is open, or stop at the gate in winter and travel by foot to the Preserve. An often overlooked but beautifully taken care trail system, we have the Truckee Donner Land Trust to thank for developing this gorgeous Truckee gem.

Distance: network of trails, large loop is about 6 miles
Elevation: network of trails, moderate undulating elevation change
Trailhead: Hwy 267 to Martis Dam Road


  • Mileage: Varies
  • Level: Easy to moderate
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Access: Hwy 267 past Martis Dam Road
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