Explore rail trails in new book

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The Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company’s narrow-gauge rail line once ran along the Truckee River connecting Truckee to Tahoe City first to transport lumber then visitors coming to Lake Tahoe for vacation. The rail line was abandoned in the 1940s and revived as the Truckee River Trail decades later.

Today, the multiuse trail is a popular destination for locals and visitors to ride bikes, stroll, fish and access the Truckee River’s waters. It’s also one of the rail trails highlighted in the new book “Best Rail Trails Northern California” by Tracy Salcedo. Rail trails – or rail lines that have been transformed into trails – are an ideal way to explore, relax and enjoy the scenery.

The book features 37 accessible trails are walkers, runners and bikers, including mile-by-mile descriptions of rural and urban rail trail and trail maps. | rowman.com