Truckee River Legacy Trail

Truckee, California

Lumos has been working with the Town of Truckee on Phase 2, Phase 3A, Phase 3B, the Brockway segment, and Phase 4A of the Truckee River Legacy Trail. For each of these phases, Lumos provided preliminary design reports, an alternatives analysis, a Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (LRWQCB) floodplain exemption justification and permit approval, final design, a geotechnical investigation, and field survey.

These projects included a variety of challenges due to extensive cultural resources located along the trail corridors and involvement from multiple agencies and landowners. These included the Town of Truckee, the Truckee-Tahoe Sanitation Agency, the Truckee Sanitation District, Caltrans, the U.S. Forest Service, and the LRWQCB.

Site terrain involved segments with steep side slopes and dense trees. Several alignment alternatives were considered to minimize disturbance to wildlife habitat and cultural resources.

Phase 3B included a 148-foot clear-span pedestrian bridge over Martis Creek. Phase 4 alignment crossed lands owned or managed by the Truckee Donner Public Utilities District, the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the Town of Truckee, and multiple private property owners. This project was subject to compliance with federal, state, and local regulations: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 5024 of the California Environmental Quality Act, guidelines established by the Counties of Nevada and Placer, and the goals and policies of the Town of Truckee.

The Trout Creek/Tahoe Donner Trail Project included the analysis of alternatives and preparation of preliminary design for two trail segments totaling over three miles for an east-west trail connecting Northwoods Boulevard to Pioneer Trail. This also included a north-south trail connecting Mougle Lane to Bridge Street, and all areas within the proposed project limits. The scope of work for this segment included baseline environmental and cultural studies, and collaboration with Far Western Anthropological Research Group to cover these tasks. Lumos prepared the preliminary design report which led the Town to retain Lumos for final plans and specifications. This comprised of over 8,000 feet of trail from Northwoods Boulevard to Bridge Street. Phase 1, known as the Trout Creek Trail, is 4,200 foot long, and was constructed in 2014. Phase 2, known as the Tahoe Donner Trail (which includes trailhead parking and an 80-ft bridge over Trout Creek) was completed in 2016.

The Brockway portion of this project was completed in 2021 with Phase 4A currently under construction.