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Donner Camp Interpretive Trail

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer out and back
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Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 5,789' 1,764 m
Low: 5,775' 1,760 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

This short interpretive trail characterizes the Donner Party event.

Eric Ashley

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Open April through May as snow conditions allow.

Description

This brief trail displays several signs with excerpts from members of the Donner Party describing the event in winter 1846-47 that left nearly half of the pioneer party dead. While the various displays offer interesting information on the trials the pioneers faced, the story of the Donner Party has a grisly end, so parents may want to use their discretion.

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#9

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#2,965

in California

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