Hike Donner Lake Rim Trail with Truckee Donner Lane Trust
Hike Donner Lake Rim Trail with Truckee Donner Land Trust
Posted By: Truckee Donner Land Trust
The Donner Lake Rim Trail (DRLT) is a Land Trust project to build a 23-mile multi-use trail on the mountains and ridges surrounding Donner Lake. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians will enjoy stunning views of Donner Lake, Mount Rose and the Pacific Crest. This hike will take us to the Drifter Hut, which sits on a ridge top where we will enjoy views to the northwest of Castle Peak and Frog Lake Cliffs, as well as a full Sierra panorama to the south.
This is an easy 4 mile out and back hike with minimal elevation change.
How do I get there?
From downtown Truckee:
Take Donner Pass Road to Northwoods Blvd. At the intersection of Northwoods and Northwoods, turn left. in about 3 miles, turn left on Davos Drive (This is the 4th intersection of Davos and Northwoods – after Christie Lane). At the T intersection, turn right onto Skislope Way. In 2.5 miles, turn left on Glacier Way and follow road to trailhead parking