Donner Peak

Breathtaking, easily accessible, extreme for all activities.

Elevation (feet): 8,019
Elevation (meters): 2,444
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 39.3089
Longitude: -120.311
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Reno

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Donner Peak.

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  • Log #12624 - by Greg Elzea on May 12, 2003
    I cant believe how much snow for this time of year. I was able to stay on snow from the road (near snowshed wall) to the summit. Somebody placed a nice little wooden sign on the top stating Donner pk...
  • Log #12622 - by bearbnz on May 10, 2003
    Came over the top of Donner Peak on my way back from Tinker's Knob. There were quite a few tourists up there, and no summit register to be found. A lot of fun scrambling to be had in the area......
  • Log #12625 - by chad crow on Sep 03, 2001
    Who could not love the sheer joy of reaching the top and putting first tracks all the way down to the old train tunnel smoking a fatty and then hitting pillow drops on the last leg of the run. Cant...
  • Log #12626 - by Jack Driver on Feb 13, 2001
    The Donner Summit Toke Team lays down the sick lines on the flanks of this beauty. The snowpack has been thin so far in 00/01. The east side "Lake run" has been good but D S T T is waiting...