You've probably heard of Donner Pass before. Maybe you're a skier and you're familiar with the Lake Tahoe Area with it's hefty spread of resorts and incredible back country terrain. Or maybe you've taken a history class before and have heard of the gory, and very real, experience had by the Donner Party one incredibly unbearable winter. However you've heard of it, Donner Pass packs an experience for anyone and making a trip along I-80 just west of Truckee, California is a must.
There's plenty of hiking available from any of the numerous pulls out along the road, just watch for cross traffic! (Lots of blind corners on this beautiful winding road) With huge granite slabs and quivering Evergreens bursting from their seems, it's a dramatic backdrop at any turn.
Park by the Sugar Bowl Academy and explore the area! Abandoned railways, granite slabs, rock climbing, and beautiful hiking is everywhere!
Get out there and enjoy!