hiking

views

forest

dog friendly

walking

nature trips

birding

wildlife

wild flowers

trail running

lake

kid friendly

mountain biking

camping

backpacking

river

dogs on leash

snowshoeing

horseback riding

waterfall

off road driving

no dogs

fishing

One of my favorite trails❣️

hiking
15 hours ago

meant to do another trail. was okay. went in September and was windy and cold. about 37-40 degrees. bring warm clothes during this time of year

Park at Donner Ski ranch and walk up the ski hill to meet the trail. Hard to find the path but once past the first lake it was a great hike. Everyone's advice below helped a lot! Pretty key to bring your phone to use the app to stay on the trail. Don't be afraid to wander a bit as there's some beautiful views of Donner lake as well.

hiking
1 day ago

Wonderful trail, please stay on he trail. Be sure to make for an earily accent to avoid possible afternoon weather, able to get to summit, it is the last turret!

hiking
2 days ago

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hiking
2 days ago

I enjoyed the scenery on the way out a little too much. As a result, I got behind. Trail running the way back was a real good time.
It's possible to go off trail and spend some nice time by the river. There was a good amount of shaded area but there was also a portion where one is under the sun.

hiking
3 days ago

I enjoyed the views of the alpine lakes near the end of the hike, great place to sit and eat a lunch. The ascent isn't as spectacular as there is little to no cover/shade. We hiked on a Sunday and there were a ton of hikers. Plus, the fact that chair lifts are all around you takes away from wilderness factor in my opinion.

Pretty end point, pretty forgetful ascent. Busy/crowded

hiking
3 days ago

Very rocky road to upper Sardine Lake watch your step. Great views well worth the short hike. No crowds during this September hike.

Excellent hike from Packer Lake to Tamarack Lakes then up to the PCT and back. Leaving Packer Lake is a rocky off road jeep trail, but once to Tamarack Lakes single track trails are great.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail! Good distance for a day hike with some great views and secluded areas of the river are available. I'll definitely hike it again!