Hike Mt. Lola and Coldstream Meadow with Truckee Donner Land Trust
Near Webber Lake Campground
Posted By: Truckee Donner Land Trust
Come join the Truckee Donner Land Trust on a strenuous 11.6 mile round trip hike to the top of Mt Lola. Meet at the Mt Lola Trailhead at 9am and enjoy this rugged walk through mature red fir forests while ascending to the summit of the mountain where you can take in the spectacular 360 degree views of the Sierra Crest, Sierra Buttes, and beyond. Cold Stream Meadow is a wildflower lover’s dream and is open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. There is a remarkable array of wildflowers throughout the half-mile long meadow located after a steady, nearly 3 mile climb through forest and along Cold Stream Creek Canyon, accompanied by birds and butterflies.
This hike is strenuous; covering 11.5 mile with 3000′ elevation change
How do I get there?
Drive north on Highway 89 approximately 17 miles to Jackson Meadows Road and turn left. Drive about 1.5 miles to a left turn marked “Independence Lake Road”. Turn left onto this graded dirt road, cross the bridge over the Little Truckee River, and proceed to the first right turn (0.8 mi from Jackson Meadows Rd). In just over 3 miles, the Mt. Lola trailhead parking area is on the left (watch carefully for the sign because it is partially unreadable).