Lake Davis Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of September 16, 2021. this trail is open without fees. Large parts of Plumas National Forest are under closure orders due to recent wildfires. Visitors are responsible for understanding all closures.  Detailed information is available at Alerts and Notices on the Plumas National Forest website.
Open Season: Open year around . Snow covered in winter
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed on Lake Davis Trail
Closest Towns: Portola, California
Water: No
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

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