Pacific Crest Trail Section 15

HARD 9 reviews
#22 of 102 trails in

Pacific Crest Trail Section 15 is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Truckee, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

7.1 miles 1287 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

1 month ago

It's an fun fast out and back. awesome views. if your in good shape you can run it in good time. it's rated hard but it's leisure.

2 months ago

Great leisurely trail with wonderful views of the lake. Definitely go off the trail and explore.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very scenic ,a lot of beautiful wildflowers lots of shade, mellow terrain as far as up and down but lots of rocks and interesting rock formations. Great views of Donner Lake at the very beginning of section 15 -scenic point. Several water features for your animals to hydrate

hiking
4 months ago

The terrain wasn't very difficult if you stay on the trail. Going off to see the lakes and the beautiful granite slabs is the best part so the bush-wacking adds to the difficulty. I live this trail, it's heart for hiking and running and you get beautiful views of Donner lake the whole way.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with nice vistas. A bit challenging and steep first mile then gets easier.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views and wild flowers.

hiking
3 years ago

Did a night hike along Donner Summit side. Super fun and the night sky was amazing!

hiking
3 years ago

Nice long hike from the Boreal side to Donner Lake. It's a moderate hike but half way in there is a lot of scree. So if your wearing non hiking shoes, it may be a little rough on ankles and feet.