Angela, Flora, and Azalea Lakes via Pacific Crest and Donner Summit Lakes Trails

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Angela, Flora, and Azalea Lakes via Pacific Crest and Donner Summit Lakes Trails is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, bird watching, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 711 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly




bird watching



wild flowers



Take the Soda Springs exit Off of I80 and travel to Donner Ski Ranch where you will park at the PCT trailhead, which is on south side of Old Hwy 40. Then you cross the street to the trailhead.

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19 days ago

This is a review of the trail actually marked in red on AllTrails. We attempted to follow this trail on July 2, 2019. The first half was fantastic! Hardly any snow, and we were able to make it to the first of the Alpine Lakes, flora lake, with no issue. However, once you pass flora Lake, the trail begins to disappear and become hard to pick back up if you are following the red route on AllTrails. There Are some spots on the second half of the loop that are covered with impassible snow banks that go up a vertical 10 feet. There is also a spot along the biggest lake where the red trail directs you to go along the shore of the lake and this is literally impossible because the lake is at such a high level from all the snowmelt, that it has completely covered that section of the trail. We eventually made it back to where we parked, but improvising was required! We had to use GPS to just ensure we were moving in the right direction and make our own route essentially! Despite that, it was literally one of the best hikes I’ve been on in Tahoe! Everything you could hope for in a hike! The trail is also about 6.5 miles long, not 4.6 haha!

20 days ago

awesome trail that features 3 beautiful alpine lakes great place for backpacking and bouldering the trail is realitivly flat with easy access from i80 and donner pass Hwy definitely will be going back also great views of donner lake and castle peak

21 days ago

snow covered trails in July threw us off track a couple times. but this hike is beautiful!

1 month ago

Patches of snow make for fun rock scrambling. Definitely don’t forget sunscreen as most of the trail is exposed. Really beautiful views.

8 months ago

Great day hike!

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