Mount Harkness Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westwood, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and camping and is best used from July until October.
Directions from Chester: Drive eastward on Highway 36 to Chester Valley Road. Turn left on this road and travel one mile to Juniper Lake Road. Turn right on Juniper Lake Road and drive northward. The road turns to dirt 7.5 miles before reaching the campground. Once in the campground park in the trailhead parking area.
Great day hike with family. View at top was stupendous. We were invited up to the lookout tower and learned a lot of local history and geography from the fire lookout. It was a great time and my kids still talk about it several months later.
Great trail up to the lookout, similar to Brokeoff in that it crosses green meadows and such along the flanks of the mountain. The climb isn't too bad and the view is great in every direction. You can meet the lookout and sign his log book.
A little bit of a march up to the lookout. Plenty of wildlife, gorgeous views of Lassen, cider cone and surrounding peaks even Shasta. Say hi to the lookout Lorenzo.