Castle Peak Loop

HARD 1 reviews
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Castle Peak Loop is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Donner, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2086 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
2 days ago

once on top of castle peak there is no trail that I could find. I had my phone GPS and Garmin Fenix GPS and while they indicated I was "on the trail" there were several points where the "the trail" was a cliff! there was a lot of snow on the backside of the peak so its possible the trail was on the backside buried but I couldn't find it and had a harrowing experience backtracking.