Donner Train Tunnel Petroglyphs

While walking up to the Donner Train Tunnels from where we parked we were perplexed as to why there were perfectly manicured rock trails seemingly where there should not be any. We started poking around and realized we had walked right past some pretty epic petroglyphs. I say pretty epic because there aren’t a whole lot of them around this area. Apparently the area was knows as a region where various groups of American Indian groups would gather and trade. The petroglyphs were thought to have noted the meeting spots with meaningful images.

6 thoughts on “Donner Train Tunnel Petroglyphs

  1. I’d say it’s a great place to meet and trade, right on the crest of the Sierras. 🙂 I have a photo of my mother and father near that spot in 1941, right after they got married! And I’ve started backpack trips near there at Lake Mary. But I have never seen those petroglyphs! –Curt

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