Summit Connection

Tahoe National Forest, California 95728

Elevation Gain356ft
Trailhead Elevation7,012ft
Elevation Min/Max6782/7042ft
Elevation Start/End7012/7012ft

Summit Connection

Summit Connection is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Placer County, California. It is within Tahoe National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,012 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 356 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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"Lake Van Norden once covered more than half of Summit Valley before Pacific Gas and Electric began lowering the water level in 1976 due to fears of the dam’s potential failure following an earthquake. A coalition spearheaded by the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT ) recently purchased the land, and efforts to restore the area to a more natural condition are ongoing.

Following the course of one of Royal Gorge’s cross-country ski trails, the Summit Valley History Trail loops around the meadows of the namesake valley, providing opportunities to experience some of the human and natural history along the way. Midsummer visitors should enjoy a fine wildflower display, and wildlife enthusiasts should be well rewarded by the variety of birds."

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Trail Information

Tahoe National Forest
Nearby City
Tahoe National Forest
Truckee Donner Land Trust at 530-582-4711,
Local Contacts
TDLT Summit Valley History Trail, USGS 7.5-minute Soda Springs (trail not shown)
Local Maps

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Jul 2018