Clair Tappaan Lodge
Clair Tappaan is located at 7000 feet in California's Sierra Nevada. It's 45 minutes west of Reno and one and a half hours drive east of Sacramento just off of Interstate 80. The address is 19940 Donner Pass Road in Norden.
From eastbound I-80, take the exit for Soda Springs/Norden - old U.S. 40 - also called Donner Pass Road. Go 2.4 miles east on Donner Pass Road. The lodge is at 19940 Donner Pass Rd. (old U.S. 40).
Look for our sign on your left.
You can use the old, steep footpath (about 40 feet elevation change) leading up to the Lodge's South entrance. Or slightly to the east is easier access to the lodge North entrance. Use the road up to the tri-lodge area. There is a loading/unloading zone (short term parking for drop offs).
Transportation from Reno Airport to Clair Tappaan Lodge
Parking is available on
either side of the road.
You can check road conditions online at the CAL-TRANS website.
Mailing Address: Clair Tappaan Lodge, P.O. Box 36, Norden, CA 95724
Photo courtesy John Rindegard/Sierra Club Collection; all rights reserved.