Lake Davis Trail
The Lake Davis Trail extends for seven miles along the south and east sides of Lake Davis. It was built along an old railroad grade by volunteers including the Portola Rotary Club. With walkways above fragile meadow environments the trail meanders in the mixed conifer forest from the intersection of County Highway 126 to Lightning Tree Boat Ramp. Our wonderful volunteers at Portola Rotary Club have provided extensive trail clean-up.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||As of 7/3/2022, hikers report that the trail is in great shape and had enjoyable hiking. Visitors should always check Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.|
|Restrictions:||Motorized vehicles are not allowed on Lake Davis Trail|
|Closest Towns:||Portola, California|
|Restroom:||Vault toilets at the dam and at Lightning Tree boat launch|
|Operated By:||U. S. forest Service|
|Information Center:||For information about this location please call the Beckwourth Ranger District Office in Blairsden, CA at (530) 836-2575|
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
This nearly level trail is great for a family bicycle outing. Bicyclists should always yield to foot and equestrian traffic.
Close to all of the Lake Davis Recreation Area campgrounds, this is a great place to stretch the legs, view wildlife and forest scenery.
The views are even better from atop a horse. Kicker 'er into gear and take a ride.
Evening or late evening walks are likely to deliver oportunities to view the wide range of wildlife in the area. Critters include Bobcats, deer, black bear, eagles, geese, pelicans, squirrels, rabbits and song birds.
High Sierra peaks provide the backdrop for views of the lake.