7.5 miles
Distance
1,167 ft
Climb
-1,042 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

The Donner Lake Rim Trail (DRLT) is a Land Trust project and volunteer effort to build a trail encircling the peaks around Donner Lake. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy the stunning views of the Lake, Mount Rose and the Pacific Crest, which will be 23 miles when complete. Trails will run from downtown Truckee to Donner Summit and connect with existing trails, including the Summit Lake Trail, the Hole-in-the-Ground Trail, and the trails leading into the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Donner Lake Rim Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    125 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,879 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,500 ft
  • Grade
    0.3%
  • Grade max
    -33.2%
  • Grade min
    49%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,015 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Donner Lake Rim Trail (Drifter Hut Switchbacks)
Nov 28, 2021 @ 2:14pm
Nov 28, 2021
A couple of damp spots, but overall very good. The section below, Wendin Way, too wet. Willie's Wiggle, too wet (but worth walking to get to Johnson Canyon).
DLRT/Castle Valley East OHV Trail
Nov 28, 2021 @ 9:18am
Nov 28, 2021
Most of the trail has either snow or mud
Donner Lake Rim Trail (Castle Valley)
Nov 28, 2021 @ 9:17am
Nov 28, 2021
Tree down at beginning and almost to summit lake. Some snowy patches present.
Donner Lake Rim Trail/Summit Lake Road
Nov 28, 2021 @ 9:16am
Nov 28, 2021
Donner Lake Rim Trail (Johnson Canyon)
Nov 28, 2021 @ 9:15am
Nov 28, 2021
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