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Lake Tahoe, CA: Donner Pass to Tinker Knob

This challenging 10.4-miler climbs past lowland scrubs, a wildfire zone, and several campsites to a tall pine forest in Los Padres National Forest.

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Mapped by Jack Haskel

To Trailhead

From Tahoe City, CA, take CA 89 N to I-80 W to exit 180. Merge onto Donner Lake Rd. In 1.4 mi., turn R onto Donner Pass Rd. In roughly 3 mi., park in turnouts and hike W to trailhead on L side of road.

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