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Definitely one to check off your list, classic Lassen beauty. Down hill all the way in, and you know what that means. must do for the hiker looking for a easy but great hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike. Definitely moderate if you’re just doing Miners Trail. If you add in the Corcoran Trail the difficulty and work out goes up.

hiking
15 days ago

Not bad, mainly strenuous on the way back. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, and bug spray.

backpacking
17 days ago

Had a wonderful 2 night, 3 day stay at Deadfall Lakes, July 22nd to 24th, 2018. As we approached the trail-head, a huge summer shower just passed, and black clouds were drifting by. We judged the rain to be tapering off, and hiked to the larger Deadfall lake from the PCT. About 4 miles in, found a great campsite up from the lake, and settled in for a cloud-to-cloud lightning show that evening. Climbed up Mt. Eddy the next day, with views of Castle Crags, Mt. Shasta and the Trinity Alps in the distance. Very few mosquitoes, a few flies. Lots of through hikers on the PCT.

The lake was not too cool to swim in, just right for a refreshing swim.

trail running
20 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Easy going in and out. 3 miles will be way. Stayed on the other side of the lake. Enjoyed listening to all the wild life. Jumped in the lake when I woke up to start the day jumped in furring the day to cool off and jumped in the lake before bed to wash off all the dust. Lots of day hiking in the surrounding area. Hiked up to the upper lake below MT Eddy. It was a steep hike up but not too bad. Hiked 6 miles to Porcupine Lake and back totaling a little over 12 miles Loved seeing all of the PCT hikers. Would do this hike again.

1 month ago

Its a beautiful place. Hot and dry above the tree line. At the top we saw a few clouds come in, then mushroomed into nonstop hail, lightning and thunder for about 20 minutes. Epic storm. Freezing and wet in mid July. Mountain weather.

hiking
1 month ago

The view of Shasta is spectacular! Luckily, Shasta rose above the smoke from the Klamathon fire and there was a slight SSW breeze to keep the smoke at a minimum. Lunch by the lakes is heavenly.

Beautiful meadows and lake views

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with stunning views. VERY steep and rocky at times and pretty hairy. Watch where you step :)

Gorgeous views of Castle Lake, Castle Crags, and Mt. Shasta!! This hike is worth every step.

Beautiful run. Once you get to middle deadfall, the trail gets considerably steeper in slope. Upper deadfall lake is well worth seeing. This trail is great in May/June, after that it gets pretty rundown with tourists, dogs, etc. High desert terrain, can drink from certain springs in the early season

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. There before the bugs hatch. Had to turn around at the river. Running too fast and it was 36 degrees out. Plan on bringing some kind of shoe for fording across. One of my favorite hikes. Snow free to the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail; runs through a small patch of lava flow near the beginning, then hits the creek. You have to ford the creek before climbing up to some gorgeous views!

Loved this trail, very clean. Lots of beautiful scenery and very interesting hike!
Would not come here on a hot day, not a lot of shade.

awesome hike.

FR 17 is paved the whole way. great scenery on the drive.

trailhead is a little tricky to fine. There is no signage from the road. it is exactly as indicated on all trails. at the hairpin turn there's a gravel pullout and the trailhead is crossed the road. we stacked up some rocks on road to help mark trailhead. we were also trying to find it before sunrise so that added an element of difficulty.

overall awesome hike. meadow was a little squishy. waterproof boots are a must. you have soggy feet almost immediately without them.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up to Heart Lake, then down to Little Castle Lake and to the end of the trail (where it meets Mt. Bradley Rd.). The steepest parts are heading up to Heart Lake, then returning the last stretch up from Mt. Bradley Rd. (no real reason to make that descent unless you want the exercise, it's an ATV road), and then climbing back up from Little Castle Lake to get back to the parking lot.

A great variety of terrain, from forest to shrubs. In some parts the trail is overgrown with thorny shrubs to bring long pants if you intend to hike the whole trail (I didn't and have the scratches to prove it).

Heart Lake is definitely the highlight, with its splendid view of Black Butte, Mount Shasta and Castle Lake below.

hiking
3 months ago

amazing hike. so awesome are the views, especially at the top. My brother and i summited it in about 3 hours with dogs and a long stop at the top, but we are experienced hikers. there's a neat structure to chill in and protect you from wind at the peak. loved it, would do it again. beware the top is very rocky and steep, could be slippery when wet, definitely wear good trail shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

How can you beat a view overlooking a gorgeous mountain lake and Mount Shasta?! You can’t! Absolutely beautiful area, and a great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Don’t Forget Water and Sunscreen on this bad boy! Beautiful views of Mt Shasta!

hiking
3 months ago

Good day hike uphill with amazing views along the way! We went in February and it was a little cold on top but we were the only ones on the trail and I cannot say enough about the beautiful views Mount Shasta on one side and the Eddies on the other!

Fun and a great workout. Wear lots of sunscreen, it’s very exposed. I brought my 3 year old and he loved it but unless your kids are used to it I definitely wouldn’t as it gets very steep and challenging at points.

backpacking
4 months ago

Day one backpacking. Great place!

Very exposed trail – be aware during summer time – there is very little shade for most of the way, and only creek water. I didn’t have that much problem with hoof tracks – but horses do use this trail.

camping
5 months ago

Great place

hiking
5 months ago

Heed the warnings in other reviews about knowing where the TH is!! If you click “directions” from the AllTrails app, it doesn’t take you all the way to the TH (it takes you to a place to park if you have a low clearance vehicle.) We ended up walking a ways down the wrong road because we didn’t know which one led to the trail. Once we figured out which way to go, we drove our Subaru the rest of the way to the trail. The trail itself is really great: low traffic, dogs on leash allowed, and beautiful views of Shasta (if the clouds aren’t covering the mountain.)

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty good hike. Lots of views. Antioch looks like a decent town from up there.

If you want a hike that offers great views with very little foot traffic, this is the one to take! Be sure to get specific directions to the TH if you've not been before... the drive there is not a straightforward shot. This hike is best done in cooler weather as most of the rocky trail beyond the first 1/4 mile is completely exposed. Wear sturdy shoes to help you navigate boulder-size rocky sections the majority of the trail. On a clear day, the views from the top are beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, cold due to the hike on the North side but ultimately beautiful!! Amazing views if the Valley, Castle Crags in the distance, Mt. Shasta. It is dirt and lava rock trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Super fun hike with amazing views of Mt Shasta and the surrounding region the whole way. Followed the dirt road to where all trails marks the start of the trail- we were in an Audi A3 E-tron and had no problems with clearance, notably no snow or ice on the road at the time. The trail is easy to follow and wraps around the butte with a steady but never steep uphill climb. There are stretches traversing rock fields and boulders so definitely recommend hiking boots and proceeding with caution- not treacherous though.

6 months ago

Always a good place to get out and stretch your legs

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