Whether you're looking for a family hike to a secluded swimming hole or a challenging hike
to one of the area's high peaks, Donner Summit offers a variety of trails for hikers of
all abilities. The Pacific Crest Trail is only one mile from the lodge and provides easy
access to miles of trails. Many hikes begin right at Clair Tappaan's backdoor or are just
a short drive from the Lodge.
Summit Lake - This easy 4 mile round trip has limited elevation gain
and is a great choice for the entire family. Hikers experience spectacular views, seasonal
wildflowers, and a nice lake destination for lunch and fishing.
Donner Peak/Mt. Judah Loop Trail - For a moderate hike with outstanding
views of the Donner Summit area and beyond, this 5 mile round trip hike is an excellent
choice. Hikers use the Pacific Crest Trial to climb approximately 1000 feet up to this
pair of peaks. Once on top the rewarding 360 degree views of mountains, glacial valleys,
and lakes are spectacular.
Clair Tappaan Lodge Summer Recreation
rev.August 16, 2010. E.M.