Hiking

The Best Hiking Trails in Donner, California (United States)

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Photo of Lake Azalea, Lake Flora, Lake Angela Trail in Donner, California Photo of Donner Pass railroad tunnels Photo of Donner - Soda Springs
  • Donner Pass railroad tunnels

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    Distance
    6.72mi
    Elevation +
    804f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofDonner Pass railroad tunnels Photo ofDonner Pass railroad tunnels Photo ofDonner Pass railroad tunnels

    A hand-drawn version because the trace from my gps was so noisy. Our group hiked the abandoned railroad tunnels at Donner Pass. We were there on one of the hottest days of the summer (so far!) so the tunnels were espe...

  • Donner area Azalea Angela Loop

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    Distance
    5.85mi
    Elevation +
    866f
    TrailRank
    27

    I parked on Old Donner Pass before the Donner Bridge. The trail goes from Donner Pass to Highway 80. I took the loop through the forest after visiting the peak. Spring would have lots of runoff creeks that dry up in summ...

  • Donner - Soda Springs

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    Distance
    10.03mi
    Elevation +
    1795f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo ofDonner - Soda Springs Photo ofDonner - Soda Springs

    Soda Springs is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Nevada County, California, United States. Soda Springs is located 3 miles west of Donner Pass. The population was 81 at the 2010 census. The Soda...

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  • Distance
    4.24mi
    Elevation +
    1211f
    TrailRank
    26

    To get to this popular trail one must go to the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Pass Road. Parking is available behind the Ski Academy building and the trail head is just down the road. The trail climbs via switchbacks t...

  • Mt Judah 6-18-18

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    Distance
    6.18mi
    Elevation +
    1168f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo ofMt Judah 6-18-18

    Forgot to turn Wiki on at the beginning of hike and then didn't trmurn off until leaving parking lot. Total distance is closer to 6.27 miles for the loop hike.

  • Train tunnels Truckee CA

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    Distance
    3.90mi
    Elevation +
    72f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofTrain tunnels Truckee CA Photo ofTrain tunnels Truckee CA Photo ofTrain tunnels Truckee CA

    THEODORE JUDAH WAS A MAN with a dream, and his was to build a railroad through the Central Pacific, routed via the Sierra Nevada mountains. In the mid-19th century, the civil engineer surveyed a large stretch of the rout...

  • Tinker Knob One Way

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    Distance
    7.12mi
    Elevation +
    2418f
    TrailRank
    22

    Tinker Knob One Way from PCT Trail Access on Old Donner Road (HYW 40). The Reno Tahoe Outdoors Friends has scheduled this hike on August 2, 2016 If the Mt Judah loop is included, the RT (round trip) will be roughly...

  • mt judah

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    Distance
    11.50mi
    Elevation +
    1867f
    TrailRank
    20

    A trip to Mt Judah and Donner Peak with a trip down the backside near cold creek. Returning to our cars through the old train tunnels

  • Distance
    1.41mi
    Elevation +
    115f
    TrailRank
    16

    Easy hike to 2 alpine lakes. Great views out to Donner lake. So close to the parking area, it could be a weeknight backpack (if you can be a little late to work.) Part of this trail is the Pacific Crest Trail. Just befor...

  • Mt. Judah loop

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    Distance
    5.84mi
    Elevation +
    1217f
    TrailRank
    28| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofMt. Judah loop

    Counterclockwise

    I do like doing this trail counter-clockwise as this recording shows. Though the trail is longer, the steepness is sprea...
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  • Mt Judah Trail

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    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    1247f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo ofMt Judah Trail Photo ofMt Judah Trail Photo ofMt Judah Trail

    Donner Peak to Mt Judah to Roller Pass. Completed as a clockwise loop.

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