Mount Judah Loop Trail

MODERATE 257 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
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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
4 days ago

snowshoeing
12 days ago

We went November 18th. The mountain was covered in snow. Once we got to the top the trail was completely covered in snow so we just explored on our own and hiked back down under the ski lift. You will defiantly need snow shoes once you get to the top (we rented them for the week from rental shop where we live). If we didn’t have snowshoes and gps we probably would have turned around. The views are beautiful and the land that you can scale in snowshoes an awesome experience!

hiking
14 days ago

Took the hike early summer. Great hike all the way around

hiking
19 days ago

23 days ago

Great hike. Somewhat confusing junction after crossing over Judah when descending at PCT T-junction, not signed but take a right back toward sugar bowl to reach Donner Summit lot

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hiking
1 month ago

We are not fond of the beginning (or end) portion of the trail which consists of rocky switchbacks on the face of the mountain but then it becomes a pretty reasonable trail. Lots of people and dogs. Beautiful scenery. Took us 3.5 hours but we are in our late 50s.

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hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Moderate level. Would definitely do it again.

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1 month ago

Great trail, first part is the most challenging. Great views at both Donner Peak and Mt Judah. Took about 2.5 hours (didn't stay at summit for long as it was very windy).

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