Hike-Mt. Judah-6 miles (Intermediate Level)

This is a hike to a spectacular peak on the Pacific Crest Trail. There will be great views in the Sugar Bowl area overlooking Truckee and Donner Lake. The hike is approximately 6 miles round trip (loop trail) with approximately 1700 feet elevation gain. Bring sturdy hiking boots, sun block, hat, lunch and at least 2-3 liters of water. Carpooling will be determined at the park-n-ride. The drive up will take about 1 hour 15 minutes. If you plan to meet us at the trail head the hike should begin at about 10:45am.

I hope to see you there!



Directions to the trailhead:

Get on I-80 East towards Reno

Go about 69 miles

Take the Soda Springs Exit (Exit 174)-Right after you see sign for Donner Pass Road

When you exit make a right at the first stop sign (onto Donner Pass Road/Old Hwy 40)

Pass the town of Soda Springs

It's just four miles from the Soda Springs exit of Interstate 80 to the head of our trail.

Drive past Sugar Bowl ski resort (past both an initial parking lot and main entrance) and turn right at the next cluster of buildings just up the road. One of the buildings is the Sugar Bowl Academy. You will also see the PCT trail sign. Park in the gravel spots to the right side of the parking lot or if you have an off road vehicle you can park along the road behind the buildings.

An old road behind the buildings leads to the trailhead. The trailhead is on the left side of the road past the porta potty.


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  • Amy F.

    Ranesh-Thanks for bringing the extra sandwiches and snacks. That was really nice of you!

    September 29, 2013

    • Ranesh ".

      No problem at all. I'm just glad someone wanted some so I didn't have to eat it all. Can't wait for the next hike.

      September 30, 2013

  • Amy F.

    Great hike today! Thanks for joining me and I hope to see all of you on another hike soon.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Kim K.

    Sounds pretty! But I have paddle board lesson planned with a couple of friends tomorrow at Lake Natomas! Have fun and a great weekend!

    September 27, 2013

  • Carina K.

    Can't make it. Heading down to Half Moon Bay that day as I will be running my 1st marathon the following day.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anybody coming from sacramento I can carpool with?

    September 9, 2013

    • Ranesh ".

      I'll be coming from Natomas and picking someone up near Madison and 80. Is that nearish you?

      September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live in midtown. is that close?

      September 9, 2013

  • Lauri

    sounds like a nice hike. I won't be able to make it. I've got a run that morning.

    September 2, 2013

    • Amy F.

      Darn! Maybe I will see you on my next hike. =)

      September 7, 2013

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