Tom’s Experience jumping into the Truckee River:
Jumping into the Truckee River was an interesting adventure.
We were making the long drive across northern Nevada and there really wasn’t much to stop and do. We decided we would stop here to do a little cliff jumping to break up the long drive.
The parking is right off of eastbound I-80. There is just a small parking area right next to the Freeway. There are some cement barriers that you have to climb over and then a well worn trail that takes you under some trees and out to the cliffs.
The cliffs are about 20 feet high but the Truckee River is very green and dirty. There is a cement area that you can jump off of which leads to the deepest spot. Just be sure to check the depth of the water before you jump in since the river depth changes.
Dogs are allowed but be careful since you are parked right next to the Freeway.
Trail Info: Head east on I-80 just outside of Clark. The Truckee River turnoff is about a mile past exit 32.
Truckee River Turnoff: 39.578558, -119.471190
Truckee River Cliff Jumping Area: 39.578073, -119.469633
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