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Castle Peak

One of the easiest peaks (9100') to hike in the Tahoe area and is easily doable as a day hike from the Bay Area.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 5.8 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  As you approach Donner Pass from the west on I-80, you can't miss Castle Peak on the left.

To get to the trailhead, take the Boreal ... more »

Tips:  Bring sunscreen and be prepared for any weather. I've also once encountered mosquitoes on the hike in the lower section.

I'd also... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Junction

This is the junction of 4 trails. The PCT which goes up and over, a trail to the left which follows the ridge up to the Andesite Peak, and the trail to the right which follows the ridge up to Castle Peak.

2. Parking area