Donner Lake Bike Loop is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

historic site

Donner Lake Bike Loop is a ride around a beautiful alpine lake with facilities and resources available on the north shore. A portion of this trail is in the Donner Lake Memorial Park. Plenty of lake access is available along the way but be aware and observe private property signs.

not a hiking route.

hiking
4 months ago

Don't do this hike without a bike. All except the last mile is highway and city streets. Do China Cove instead.

hiking
10 months ago

Description says no dogs but that is not correct. You can do dogs on leash. Northshore side has a lot of vehicle traffic so can loud and dirty.

trail running
Monday, October 16, 2017

Nice morning run around the lake. I hugged the inside track going counterclockwise. It was nice coming off the road into the Donner park but then tricky getting back on the road. I cut through the Donner Beach Club which is private and fenced in. Next time I'll stay wide of that property and add the extra 0.1 miles or so.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I actually love hiking around Donner Lake multiple times a year. I'll drive 2 hours to hike it.

road biking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ride, swim and ride more.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

recorded red

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

road biking
Friday, September 02, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 04, 2012