The Pacific Crest Trail is a National Scenic Trail spanning 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It passes through the Truckee area at Donner Summit and provides many hiking opportunities from short walks to long, strenuous day hikes.
Experienced hikers will enjoy the challenging day hike from Donner Summit to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, a locals favorite! The 17.8 mile trek follows a scenic section of the PCT and features sweeping views along the Sierra Crest, gorgeous wildflowers, and a stop at the Bensen Hut, a backcountry cabin built in 1947-49.
*The Pacific Crest Trail is not open to biking