Donner Peak Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Donner Peak Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Norden, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

- Snowshoes can be useful along this route as deep snow can persist here into late spring and beyond.

hiking
8 days ago

15 days ago

Did this one today as we came off Mt Judah...easy climb up to some beautiful scenery!

hiking
19 days ago

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25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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snowshoeing
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Steady incline the entire way and a bit rocky in some areas. Views at the top were gorgeous. Didn't see many folks on the way up...ran into several on the way down. Once you get to the peak there is an opportunity to connect to another trail and add an additional couple of miles to your hike. Recommend!

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

I actually thought this trail was fairly easy, so I'm surprised it is rated as moderate. There was a point where it was a steady uphill for a brief stretch, bit the terrain was relatively flat most of the way. The summit provides a beautiful view of Dinner Lake. I also enjoyed the woodsy part of this hike!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike! Started at 7am which was perfect, only a couple other hikers on the trail at that time. It was somewhat confusing because you actually turn onto the Mt. Judah Loop Trail from the PCT, but continue up to Donner Peak as oppose to doing the loop unless you want to. This app was really helpful. Only downside were the plethora of extremely invasive yellow jackets on the peak. They made eating less than enjoyable. So we didn't stay on the peak as long as we would have if it wasn't for the rude bees!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Great hike. Start early to beat the crowds. Nice 360 degree view from the top. The sign in box was missing this time. Only 4 stars because most other people on the trail were loud hikers.

Thursday, June 30, 2016