Junior Conservationists: Flora Lake

Junior Conservationists continue the BYLT summer series in the high country with a trip to Flora Lake near Donner Summit on August 11.

This special outing follows a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner summit and includes a swim in Flora Lake and a great view of Donner Lake.

We’ll follow a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, south between I-80 and Highway 40 with breathtaking scenery and granite monoliths to play on. Donner Lake is visible from portions of the trail as well as great views of Castle Peak. The hike has gentle ups and downs with a rocky or dirt surface with roots.

A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Join us the second Saturday of every month as we explore local trails and discover the plants, animals, and history of each special region. We’ll stop on the granite rocks at the edge of the lake for lunch and swimming.


Difficulty: Moderate 2.7 miles round trip, beginning at 7300 feet. Elevation gain 213 feet.

Minimum Age: Confident 5-year-olds (and up) who like to hike


What to Bring: Water and snacks. Optional suggestions: Binoculars, camera or sketchbook/ journal & pencil.  Bring closed-toe water shoes – a must for safety. No dogs, please.

Wear: Dress appropriately for the weather (warm layers) and wear comfortable water resistant/ proof walking shoes with good tread.

Special Note: No restrooms. We follow the Leave No Trace philosophy. Bring a baggie for used toilet paper.

Where to Meet: Nevada County Government Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City


Cost: $10 Suggested Donation/ per family


Questions? Contact Laura (530) 272-5994 x211; laura@bylt.org


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