Donner Peak and Judah Summit Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Donner Peak and Judah Summit Loop is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Donner, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

Start from Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) trail head off Donner Pass Road. Continue up to the Mount Judah Loop trail and Donner Summit. Wonderful ledges and views from the summit! Continue clockwise on the loop trail over Mount Judah and parts of the emigrant wagon trail. This leads back to the PCT and out to the trail head starting point.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an awesome day hike. You get to summit Donner peak and look down over Donner Lake and the surrounding area. Then you continue up over Mount Judah, parts of which overlap with the old emigrant trail. See an Emigrant Trail sign on the top of the ski slopes near the PCT intersection. Very nice hike!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago