2020 Event Cancelled

Due to the many uncertainties related to the current virus pandemic and after a lot of thought, we’ve decided to cancel this year’s event.  We hope to be back in 2021.  You can check on that at donnerpartyhike.com or the events page of donnersummithistoricalsociety.org.

Best wishes to everyone. Stay safe.

By |May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Event Cancelled

Registrations for 2019 Hikes Are Now Open

We are happy to announce that registrations for the 2019 Donner Party Hike are now open. Please choose from one of our seven hikes and register today. We will see you in September.

By |April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registrations for 2019 Hikes Are Now Open

2019 Hike Date – September 14-15

This year the Donner Party Hikes will be on the weekend of September 14 & 15 at Sugar Bowl. We are still planning out the hikes and tours and the full schedule will be posted in April. Looking forward to seeing you all out there.

By |March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2019 Hike Date – September 14-15

Space is limited – Register today!

Space is limited for our historic hikes and tours and it is filling up quickly. Make sure to register early if you are planning on joining us for a hike this September. It looks like we are going to have a real crowd of history lovers joining us this year to explore Donner Summit.

By |June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Space is limited – Register today!

Thank you!!!

Another great year in the books! Next year our dates will be September 15-16, 2018. Check back later for details.

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank you!!!

All set to go!

We are looking forward to a terrific event and a fun day. The fires are unfortunate, but we will not be cancelling our event. We have a no cancellation and no refund policy.

By |October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on All set to go!

Mark Twain comes alive!

Mark Twain portrayed by McAvoy Layne will be our afternoon speaker staring at 1:00. Come join the fun.

By |August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mark Twain comes alive!

See you next year!

Come see us in 2017- October 14-15!

By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on See you next year!

Still Time!!!

We still have space on some of our hikes if you would like to join us this Saturday October 8!


By |October 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still Time!!!

Saturday night- Free Event

Saturday October 8 we will have a fundraiser for the Sierra State Park Foundation at the Donner Memorial State Park. Greg Palmer will talk about the Lost Party. The story of the first wagons over the Sierra Nevada- the Stephens Townsend Murphy Party who successfully crossed Donner PassĀ in 1844.

Greg Palmer has years of experience […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saturday night- Free Event