Past Meetup

Snowshoe 6 miles in Donner Memorial State Park.

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Roseville Park-N-Ride (Sunsplash parking lot, near the Shell Station)

1821 Taylor Rd · Roseville, CA

How to find us

Meet 8:00am at park & ride lot between Shell gas station and Sunsplash in Roseville on Taylor Rd, or meet by 9:45am at Donner Memorial State Park's parking lot or museum.

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Details

On this snowshoe hike event in Tahoe National Forest and the Truckee Area, we will snowshoe about 6 miles with an overall elevation gain of about 500 feet in Donner Memorial State Park.
SNOWSHOE HIKE DESCRIPTION AND ESSENTIALS
SNOWSHOE HIKE LEVEL: Intermediate.
DISTANCE: About 6 miles total, ELEVATION: Both level and hilly terrain About 500 feet overall elevation gain.
SNOWSHOE HIKE TIME: About 4 hours with breaks in between.
SNOWSHOE HIKE ROUTE: We will start the snowshoe hike on the Adventure Trail and snowshoe for 2.9 miles along Donner Lake and above on the hills overlooking the lake, Truckee, and Martis Valley; then turn right and loop around on the Cold Stream Trail for 2.1 miles in Cold Stram Canyon; and turn rrigth onto the Nature Trail for about 1 mile back to the starting point.
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on trails!
SNOWSHOE HIKE ESSENTIALS: Bring snowshoes, ski poles, waterproof jecket and pants/gaiters, waterproof boots, warm layed clothing made out of wool or polypro (no cotton), sun protection gear, 2 litters of water, snacks, small lunch, something waterproof to sit on during lunch, electrolytes, personal first aid kit, plastic bags to put your trash in, and cell phone for emergencies.

REFERENCE: Official Information about cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Donner Memorial State Park can be found on the following link below;
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/503/files/DonnerMemSkiTrailMap.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi3vpid-YHhAhV-CDQIHdSiDkQQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0wW9h3xuNhPUVuzKwq9dfs

And other information about cross country skiing or snowshoeing in Donner Memorial State Park can be found on the following links below;

https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/california/showshoeing/donner-memorial-state-park-snowshoe
https://www.backcountryemily.com/backpacking/2017/10/26/snowshoeing-donner-memorial-state-park?format=amp
https://www.google.com/amp/s/geekhiker.com/2013/02/14/snowshoe-hike-donner-memorial-state-park/amp/

TRANSPORTATION AND MEETING TIMES
Meet 8:00am at Sunsplash Park & Ride Lot in Roseville for carpooling, and the address is 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661. Suggested carpool gas money, $4 per hour according to Sacramento Sierra Club.

For those meeting at the trailhead, meet at Donner Memorial State Park's parking lot or museum by 9:45am, and the address is 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161. Parking is $5 for regular and $4 for seniors.

4 wheel drive vehicles are recommended due to possible icy and snowy cconditions on the roads. Also, if you have chains bring them in case!
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Sunsplash park & right lot in Roseville;
1. head eastbound on I-80 freeway toward Reno for 79 miles.
2. Then take Exit 184 for Donner Pass Rd.
3. Then turn right onto Donner Pass Rd and continue for about 1/3 of a mile.
4. Turn left onto S Shore Dr and destination is to the left. Address is 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161.

DRIVING TIME: 1 hour and 20 minutes non-stop (1 hours and 35 minutes with a 15 minute stop at a gas station/coffee shop/store along the way) from Sunsplash Park & Ride Lot to Donner Memorial State Park.

LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES: Please pack in and out, and don't litter the environment. Please bring plastic bags to put trash in!
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/leave-no-trace.html