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Lassen National Forest Hiking & Nature Walks

Lassen National Forest

The Lassen National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads. Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend.

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Hiking Trails

Bizz Johnson Trail

Eagle Lake Ranger District -- Lassen National Forest  (530) 257-4188

The 26 mile trail offers a wide path and gentle grade that is perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, or cross-country skiing.

Eagle Lake All Access Trail Discover the paved 5.2 mile all access (paved) trail along Eagle Lake. Try out those new rollarblades, or walking shoes. Get out and get energized!

Heart Lake National Recreation Trail -- Lassen National Forest The 3.5 mile trail, which follows Martin Creek, offers incredible views of Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain.

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

The multiuse "paved" portion of the trail is over 11 miles long and connects Lake Almanor West to the Canyon Dam Boat Launch. The trail winds through a mixed conifer forest with spectacular views of Lake Almanor, Dyer Mountain, and Lassen Peak.

Spencer Meadows National Recreation Trail -- Lassen National Forest

This twelve mile trail meanders through aspen groves, meadow areas, incense cedar, and bubbling springs.

Spatter Cone Crest Trail -- Hat Creek Ranger District --

Lassen National Forest  (530) 336-5521

If you walk the 3/4 mile nature trail, you'll discover three of the four kinds of volcanoes in the world.  The trailhead and parking area are located across the highway from Hat Creek Campground on Highway 89. Take plenty of water because the trail is not shaded. 

Subway Cave Lava Tube Guided Trail Hat Creek Ranger District --

Lassen National Forest   (530) 336-5521

The trail goes through Subway Cave--an underground lava tube. It's recommended that you wear sturdy shoes, and wear a jacket because the cave is chilly. Also, since the cave is not lit, make sure you take a flashlight with fresh batteries.

Tamarack Trail Head

Old Station, CA  is 7 miles south of Hwy access on Hwy 89.

Easy trail into the Thousand Lakes wilderness. Approximately 3.5 miles to Lake Eiler.

Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Located between Burney and Lassen Volcanic National Park. 

Located within the southern portion of the Cascade Mountain Range is 16,335 acres of contrasting topography.   Thousand Lakes Wilderness is midway between the town of Burney and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Volcanic and glacial formations, rocky ravines, mountain slopes, open meadows, and stands of lodgepole pine and red fir define the Wilderness. It is dominated by 8,677 foot Crater Peak, the highest point on the Lassen National Forest, and is a reminder of the glacial action that eroded Thousand Lakes Volcano and created the many small lakes and ponds scattered throughout. The lowest point in the Wilderness occurs at the base of the volcano at 5,546 feet.

See also Parks and Forest Section  


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