Refreshing Truckee River Views Along the Reno Riverwalk

Truckee Riverwalk

Refreshing Truckee River Views Along the Reno Riverwalk

Couple walking the Reno Riverwalk along the Truckee River

A city that has nature running right through it? That’s Reno! The Truckee River flows through the heart of downtown, and the popular and well-maintained Reno Riverwalk makes for a delightful downtown stroll.

Cyclist by the Burning Man Whale Installation in downtown Reno

Vida Coffee in The Basement Reno

Painter standing at Truckee River in Reno

Start your walk at The Basement, an underground space beneath the historic (1933) U.S. Post Office, where you can get a caffeine fill-up at the artisan Vida Coffee before crossing over the Truckee River and heading west alongside it. Pass Burning Man sculptures, restaurants, and brew pubs with lively outdoor settings. Kayakers are often on the river, as well as locals lounging in shallow sections.

Truckee River in downtown River

You can go as far as you like; we recommend the 20-minute walk (one-way) to the year-round Riverside Farmers' Market (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until June 4; after June 4, Thursday evenings, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

woman at Reno Farmers market

kayaker in the Truckee River Reno downtown

Here local farmers and other artisan vendors showcase and share their commitment to a healthy food system: pesticide-free, pasture-raised, unprocessed. Lowenkind Bakery sells out of their pies quickly, Reno Roots is a good place to pick up cacti, and for a cool tee-shirt souvenir, stop by the Nineteen87 & Co booth.

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