Mount Judah Loop
This is an easier loop trail to Mount Judah in Tahoe National Forest.
Made the hike on September 14, 2019. It was a warm sunny day. I parked at the Lake Mary trailhead. There was more parking ahead and about. Once you step into the PCT (southbound), the first ascent is a little rough in terrain; it goes by gentle switchbacks up a rocky rubble. Once this slope is cleared, the path forward is much more even. I went clockwise to include the Donner Peak early. The total elevation gain was under 1.400 ft (with the Donner Peak) in under 6 miles, never steep but very low grade along longer switchbacks. An easy and very pleasant stroll; at least half of the trail is exposed to bright sunlight. Lots of happy dogs and taking it easy companies. Through hikers too! This is a great add-on/warming hike. The signs are straighforwad, all junctions are marked; and the loop is well trafficked.
I parked at the Lake Mary trailhead. It accommodates probably 10 to 12 cars on the designated patch and there is some parking on the sides. There was more parking ahead and about.
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