Mount Judah Loop Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

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.

5.1 miles 1312 feet 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.

1 day ago

Loved this one! Did it wth our 6 and 8 year old kids. One part was pretty steep drop off but great views!

9 days ago

The hike was 1/2 up hill and 1/2 downhill but the view was so pretty! Perfect for beginners that want to hike high but can't commit to a too many miles.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

5.5 mies with 1220 ft elevation increase. Pretty Moderate to strenuous at times. It is well worth the hike to the top for the gorgeous views of Donner Lake and the area! Portapotty at the trailhead. Bring water. Several dogs on the trail. Great hike!

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5 months ago

Awesome 3 hour hike through the forests with great views. Easily accessible.

5 months ago

Great trail!

5 months ago

Awesome hike!! Take PCT and you where go right or left. The view up top is amazing!!!!

5 months ago

Can't wait to go back when the wildflowers are blooming!

5 months ago

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Spectacular views and lovely forests. Gives you a great sense of how the transcontinental railroad was put in.

6 months ago

Great hike. Popular trail. I recommend to start early. Great view at the top of mt Judah.

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6 months ago

Really busy, a big tourist spot. Trail is almost always congested, but on a clear day, the views from the top of Donner Lake and a 365 of the Sierras is worth it! Fun boulders to climb at the top, and a perfect spot to eat lunch and enjoy the view before heading back down. Dog friendly, most dogs off leash. Windy at the top!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Not good. Windy, boring, no payoff.

6 months ago

Busy holiday weekend, but worth the traffic.

6 months ago