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Donner Summit Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (4)

A steady climb to a unique view.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

6,801' 2,073 m

High

6,096' 1,858 m

Low

711' 217 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

This is a non-motorized multi-use trail.

Description

Donner Summit Canyon follows a historic route from the neighborhoods on the west end of Donner Lake up to the summit, where hikers can connect with the Pacific Crest Trail and other trails. It has great views, gives hikers a unique perspective on the surrounding cliffs, and passes Native American petroglyphs. Donner Summit Canyon was protected by the Donner Truckee Land Trust and conveyed to California State Parks, and is now part of Donner Memorial State Park. More information can be found here.

Contacts

Shared By:

Truckee Donner Land Trust

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Donner Lake down below. This is near the later Lincoln Highway
Nov 7, 2020 near Truckee, CA
Scenic overlook ahead
Nov 7, 2020 near Truckee, CA
Wildflowers and granite.
Aug 1, 2019 near Truckee, CA

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Sep 28, 2020
Natalie Gula
Aug 28, 2020
Niels Bauer
1h 35m