Summer in Truckee is absolutely perfect!! It is hard for me to say what my favorite season is in Truckee, but I really loved the summers. Having lived quite a few years in the Sacramento Valley, where temperatures soared into the 100's, the cooler weather for me during this season in Truckee is a delight!
Flowers outside the Bar of America in Downtown Truckee
You can actually get outside throughout the day and be active during the summer months which I love - no hiding inside in front of an air conditioner all day, or occasionally having to run to stick your head in the freezer to get some relief from the heat!
In fact, we didn't even have air conditioning in our Glenshire home in Truckee, we just opened up all the windows in the house and we usually had a nice breeze flowing through. The weather typically cools down at night, so you are able to sleep. Check out all the Truckee Summer Activities!
Below, you can find the Truckee Weather Records and Averages for the Summer months from The Weather Channel:
To me, the summer weather is just perfect! It is warm, but not hot enough where you can't get out and enjoy all the Truckee Summer Activities.
One thing I really loved is all the summer thunderstorms. I know that is probably not a great thing, as they do occasionally cause damage or start forest fires, but it was just so much fun to sit in our living room with all the lights out at night and watch the lightning and thunder. The clouds are so interesting in Truckee! (See my Emergency Preparedness Section, so you will be prepared in the event of an emergency!)
View the Truckee Weather Statistics for the rest of the year!
I'm planning an extensive "Holidays In Truckee" section with a page for each Holiday or Observance. Summer Holidays include:
I've had so much fun working on the Holidays in Truckee pages with my sister, Kerry that we started another website devoted solely to Holidays! Check us out:
If you have never ridden the Palisades Tahoe cable car up to High Camp in the summertime, it is a MUST DO!! You can bring your dogs up to go hiking with you, and some of the other activities include, paintball (now at the base), geocaching, swimming, tennis, roller skating, disc golf, as well as some free activities, so you can totally make a day of it! There are some great restaurants at High Camp, so lunch at the top is no problem!
Be sure to check out my Truckee Summer Activities page for lots more to do!
Some highlights of the Truckee Summer Events are: (click on the links below for more details)
The summer months bring the boaters out at Donner Lake, one of the Truckee Lakes, and locals and visitors flock to the Truckee Beaches. This picture was taken looking out towards West End Beach where you can rent kayaks, paddle boats, and stand up paddleboards (SUP).