China Cove Trail at Donner Lake

EASY 25 reviews

China Cove Trail at Donner Lake is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This easy stroll around the lakeside and through areas of forest is an ideal place to bring young kids, and also makes a great location for your first snowshoe adventure.

9 days ago

10 days ago

Not a bad hike, through campground area and paved road. Beautiful lake view.

14 days ago

20 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

27 days ago

1 month ago

snowshoeing
3 months ago

cross country skiing
5 months ago

7 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

Great small hike. It is marked with pink ribbons through the trail; however we got a little confused when we hit the road and had to walk back on the campground access road.

walking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail very easy walk, had a small problem locating start of trail not marked very well. Once we located trail it was very enjoyable walk combination of State Campground thru the forest then along Donner Lake shore.

hiking
10 months ago

it is nice that is a dog friendly place, but the owner does not respect the park rules, i was swimming with my small children, and next to us was another family with small children like us, here came a big dog jump in the water to do POOP almost next to us, and this dog had diarrhea. The owner did not called out or did nothing. It was very disgusting experience. The other family and i leave the place. i am taking my kid to the doctor to be sure they did not got any parasites.

hiking
11 months ago

walking
11 months ago

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015