Today the Donner Summit area is one of California’s finest recreational areas. The high snowfall in the area makes winter sports some of the best in the world. The resorts in the area offer excellent Alpine and cross country skiing. There are also thousands of acres of back country skiing areas. Unplowed primitive roads in the area offer snow mobilers miles of tracks.

The summit area is not just a winter recreation area. In many ways the summer offers more recreational activities. The coniferous forests, alpine lakes and meadows and towering granite peaks are an outdoor playground for hikers, mountain bikers, motorized trail riders, kayakers, fishermen, rock climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. The goal of this site is to provide information about many of the activities available on the summit to help our readers maximize their enjoyment of the area.

Many of the activities at the summit utilize the many trails in the area. The trail guides here describe the trails and lists the possible activities for each one.

To navigate to a specific activity or trail use the links in the navigation bar above or the site map in the sidebar to the right.