Donner Peak and Mount Judah
5-star hike | 5.5 mile loop | Medium | Norden, Northern California -
Stunning views await you on this hiking trail and snowshoe route in the Northern Sierras, which takes in two separate peaks in just five and half miles.
The high elevations mean that you can find substantial snow on the peaks even into early summer, and if that makes the next segment of the hike too imposing, you can still return to the trailhead having bagged a great summit.
If you choose to continue on, take the steep climb up Mount Judah, then follow the ridgeline to the higher, southern peak. In deep snow, keep particular watch here for dangerous winter conditions and cornices. After negotiation the ridgeline, the return loop back to the PCT is all downhill from here.
• Elevation Gain 1,700ft (7,100 - 8,243ft)
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