New section for Donner Lake Rim Trail

Courtesy Truckee Donner Land Trust

Truckee Donner Land Trust recently completed a new, 4-mile street on the on Donner Lake Rim Trail, which offers runners, hikers, bikers and equestrians 14 miles of trail stretching from Donner Summit into Truckee. Donner Lake Rim Trail will be more than 20 miles when completed and will circle Donner Lake. Currently the northern stretch, reaching from Castle Valley on Donner Summit to the west and to Northwoods Boulevard to the east, is open for exploration.

2019 Trail Map

The trail starts on Northwoods Boulevard, across the street from the Trout Creek paved trail that connects to downtown Truckee. The new 4-mile long section stretches west below Skislope Way in Tahoe Donner, passing through mixed conifer forest, massive granite boulders and open vistas to Donner Lake and the Sierra Crest. Trending uphill as it goes west, the trail eventually reaches Truckee Donner Land Trust’s picnic table at the Johnson Canyon Overlook, where visitors can either connect back into Tahoe Donner at Glacier Way or continue west on Donner Lake Rim Trail. | truckeedonnerlandtrust.org