Ben Lomond Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Belden, CA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Quincy: Travel west on Hwy. #70, approximately 25 miles from the Quincy Ranger Station. The trailhead is located at Chips Creek. Trailhead T.25.N., R.6.E., NE Section 26.
Steep but well maintained. This trail takes you through a beautiful section of the Plumas National Forest. At the top you get a very rewarding view. I recommend hiking early in the morning as several sections of the trail do not offer much shade when the sun is high in the sky. This hike is fairly difficult because of the steep grade, but don't let that discourage you. It is worthwhile.
Harder than I thought it was going to be. The trail has the most beautiful view if you can make it to the top. A lot of burnt trees and fallen trees along the trail