Boca Historic Townsite InterpretiveTrail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Boca Townsite Trail showcases the boom and bust of the historic town of Boca as it transitioned from a construction camp for the Central Pacific Railroad to the Boca Mill and Ice Company and later to the Boca Brewery.  Interpretive signs illustrate the many faces of the Boca Townsite as the trail winds uphill through what once was the historic town. A small cemetery is at the top of the hill.

This trail has accessible vault toilet, gravel parking lot and paved 0.5 mile loop. Persons with walking impairments may require assistance as portions of the trail exceed 5% slope.

No trash services. Pack it in, pack it out.

Directions: From Truckee take Interstate 80 east for six miles to the Hirschdale exit. Go north under I-80 for approximately 0.3 miles. Cross railroad tracks and take road immediately to the right for trailhead parking. Trail begins near the restroom.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees None
Open Season: April/May depending on snow conditions - October/November depending on snow conditions
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Difficulty Level:  Easiest, however persons with walking impairments may require assistance along portions of the trail as some sections exceed 5% slope Motorized vehicles are prohibited on this trail. No camping or campfires allowed outside of developed campgrounds.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)

General Information

Accessibility:

Restroom and paved interpretive trail with challenging slopes.


Directions:

Trail and Trailhead Access: Take Interstate 80 to the Hirschdale exit, six miles east of Truckee. Follow the sign toward the Boca/Stampede Recreation Area. Go north 0.3 miles and turn right on the road immediately after the railroad tracks. The trail begins next to the restroom.


General Notes:

Location: 1/4 mile north of the I-80 Hirschdale exit

Topo Maps: Boca                                                                                                          

Trail description:This trail meanders up a hill where the small town of Boca once stood. Signing at various locations along the trail discusses the history of this bygone town. At the top of the hill is a small cemetery.

For more information:

Truckee Ranger District

10811 Stockrest Springs Road, Truckee, CA 96161

530-587-3558 (voice)

530-587-6907 (TDD)

www.USDA.GOV/Tahoe  


Activities


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Amenities

Drinking water NO
Interpretive Site
Toilets Vault
Parking
Accessible This trail has accessible vault toilet, gravel parking lot and paved 0.5 mile loop. Persons with walking impairments may require assistance as portions of the trail exceed 5% slope.
Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.5 mile loop

  Elevation : 
5600 feet

 

A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing

 



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