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Johnson Canyon Overlook

  • Trails + Paved Paths + Access
  • Winter Trailheads + Backcountry
Glacier Way & Skislope Way
Truckee, CA 96161
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    One of the best beginner snowshoe or cross country ski trails in the area is the Johnson Canyon Overlook in Tahoe Donner. It's also a beautiful year-round hike. With stunning views of Donner Lake, Donner Summit and even Northstar ski resort after a one mile hike, it’s a wonderful way to get a scenic overview of the Truckee area, especially at sunset. Keep in mind there is a short section of climb just before you are rewarded with a prime picnic spot to take in an incredible view of Donner Lake.

    Distance: 2+ miles round trip
    Elevation: 250' gain
    Trailhead: Glacier Way parking lot, off of Skislope Way in Tahoe Donner