Azalea Lake and Flora Lake via Donner Summit Lakes Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Azalea Lake and Flora Lake via Donner Summit Lakes Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Donner, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

This trail is a portion of the PCT between I-80 and Highway 40 near Donner Summit/Truckee CA.This trail is a great moderate hike with breathtaking scenery and granite monoliths to play on and can be started easily from either direction. Mosquito's are prevalent in spring. Donner lake is visible from portions of the trail as well as great views of Castle peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Shade for warm days and great access to lakes to swim. Easy access...hardly anyone out there today so we felt like we had the place all to ourselves.

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1 month ago

great trail with loads of shade. lovely lakes.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great moderate hike for a family. Azalea lake was wonderful to jump into! Flora lake was fairly crowded with camp kids the day we went. NOTE: Turn off is not well marked! There was a rock cairn when we went but don't count on it being there. Keep an eye on your app.

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3 months ago

Did this hike today but left from Donner Pass Eastbound rest area rather than Boreal (I'd stick with Boreal next time). Took a while to find PCT. There is still a fair amount of snow in shaded areas. Luckily I picked up a walking stick! PCT is a little tricky to follow because of aforementioned snow. Otherwise this a beautiful hike. No one else on the trail today. Wear bug repellent! Oh, and it's Azalea Lake, not Azaleal...;)

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Really fun portion of the PCT with unique views of the granite playground that is Donner Summit.
Lakes, snow melt, streams, ice plants, mushrooms and a lot of beautiful rocks to play on.
Great day hike whether you going highway to highway or just hitting Flora lake and back.

Sunday, August 14, 2016