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Recommended Routes in Royal Gorge - 2

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Favorite Views from Castle Peak.
Difficult

Castle Peak Out-and-Back

5.9 mi 9.5 km 1,768' Up 538.81 m Up 1,768' Down 538.89 m Down

Truckee, CA
Favorite Castle Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Hole in the Ground Loop

16.3 mi 26.3 km 1,939' Up 591.01 m Up 1,942' Down 591.88 m Down

Truckee, CA

Royal Gorge Hiking

  • 113 Miles 183 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Royal Gorge - 22

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7.8 mi 12.5 km #1DLRT (Donner Lake Rim Trail): Castle Valley to Donner Ridge
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
8.2 mi 13.2 km #2Hole In The Ground Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
9.2 mi 14.8 km #3Palisades Creek Trail
Difficult
Truckee, CA
Difficult
Truckee, CA
39.1 mi 62.9 km #4PCT: Highway 80 to Highway 49 (near Sierra City)
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Razorback Ridge Trail
Difficult
Truckee, CA
Difficult
Truckee, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #6Lower Lola Montez Lake Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Truckee, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Point Mariah Hiking Trail
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
Truckee, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Bogus Basin Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Castle Pass Trail
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
Intermediate
Truckee, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #10Sterling Canyon Trail
Easy
Truckee, CA
Easy
Truckee, CA

Photos of Royal Gorge - 21

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Our group hikes along Claim Jumper Trail in the Royal Gorge area of Donner Summit.
Dec 29, 2016 near Truckee, CA
The Switchback Trail winds through carpets of mule's ear in Royal Gorge.
Dec 29, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Furry hikers take in the view of Serene Lakes from an outlook along the Bogus Basin Trail.
Dec 30, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Natural bridge on Razorback Ridge at Royal Gorge. with permission from George Lamson
Aug 16, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Hikers stop at an overlook along the Sterling Canyon Trail to take in the view of the Sierra Crest at Donner Summit.
Dec 30, 2016 near Truckee, CA
Keep your eyes peeled for flowering brown peony along the Switchback Trail in Royal Gorge.
Dec 30, 2016 near Truckee, CA
The Razorback Ridge Trail offers spectacular views of the Crow's Nest, Mt. Disney, and Mt. Lincoln.
Dec 31, 2016 near Truckee, CA
In wintertime, the trail out towards Lyle's Lookout makes for a wonderful xc ski with dramatic views of Devil's Peak in the background.
Jan 3, 2017 near Truckee, CA