Mount Judah Loop Trail

MODERATE 200 reviews
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Mount Judah Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Truckee, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1312 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Directions from Truckee: Travel west on Hwy. #80 and take the exit to Old Highway #40 east of Donner Ski Ranch. From Hwy. #40 turn onto the road before the Alpine Skills Institute and begin the hike on the Pacific Crest Trail heading south.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful trail, not too far but enough for a good workout. Great morning trip!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful, diverse hike. Lots of hikers of all ages out today. Lots of sun, but storm clouds were just around the corner. Gradual incline and decline. I agree that this is moderate (more challenging than easy), but some with knee issues might find it difficult with lots of steeper granite steps.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Completed this hike on 8/16/17. Mt Judah loop is one of the most beautiful hike I have done this year. The scenery was filled with different types of natural scenery. There are beautiful rock formations and various types of flowers and trees. Moreover, there was snow on the trail we had to walk across. We started late around 10:30am and got to Mt. Judah by 1pm. Along the way to Mt. Judah, we also visited Donner Peak. Donner Peak overlooks Donner Lake which the view was spectacular(I like Donner Peak more than Mt. Judah). During our descent, it sprinkled hard. The weather around the summer is quite bipolar, so, wear water proof gears. Descent took a little over one hour. Overall, this hike offers beautiful views of nature. It might be tough during some part of the trail due to incline and rocky trails but the reward is large. Would do this hike again.

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3 days ago

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6 days ago

Great hike! Definitely on the harder end of moderate though as the climb is continuously uphill - be prepared with good shoes and lots of water!

hiking
8 days ago

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9 days ago

9 days ago

Nice moderate hike great views! Also beautiful wild flowers this time of year! It's crazy that there are still patches of snow near the top

9 days ago

You get a lot of bang for your buck! Vistas, flowers, tall trees, this trail has it all!

hiking
10 days ago

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10 days ago

10 days ago

great scenery and good distance

10 days ago

One of the best day hikes I've ever been on! Amazing views, crazy amounts of wildflowers, some patches of snow. Varying terrain keeps it interesting. Highly recommend.

hiking
12 days ago

13 days ago

Beautiful trail! Well maintained and gorgeous views.