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summer 2017

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This place has been added as one of my favorite hikes, it is so secluded and breathtaking. To see this Lake was amazing and hearing the water boil and seeing steam come from the water blew my mind! Water temperature is about 125 degrees. Totally worth checking out, so much beauty to see and it isn’t a very popular spot which is so surprising but I guess that’s a good thing:)

Great place, beautiful scenery, hike up is not to shabby, my 5 year old son loved leading the way. We hiked on the more difficult path on the way back shorter distance. Beautiful views, overall I would say it’s an easy hike and the falls were worth checking out.

Great trail, well marked. The falls are wonderful.

Beautiful hike, lots of wildlife along the way.

Very nice trail, mostly downhill to Cliff lake. All three lakes a very swimmable right now. Close to 80 deg. Shadow lake is largest and prettiest.

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.

Loved this hike. We saw a momma bear with her two cubs on our way down to the falls. Thought we saw it all at the falls until we hiked up the one way trail on our way back, breathtaking... highly recommend this hike.

Do the whole loop around the lake. The view from the opposite side includes Mt. Lassen.

So , awesome views good experience and a great workout. Downsides is it’s far from the main areas of the park also very far down a dirt road which is tough on your car. Very exposed not a lot of shade. No bathrooms nearby they were all closed. This was last year end of July 2017. Cinder means one step forward two steps back but on the bright side it is only .5 miles up the Cinder cone. The views from the top are magnificent though 360 views. This is a definitely a must at least once in your life. How many people can say they’ve climbed a volcano! It was great to have that feeling of accomplishment at the end of it all.

Such and amazing view and close to my campground. The reflection off the lake of lassen peak was so beautiful! Manzanita campground was crowded but also has some awesome amenities and located in such a great spot! I loved this little loop you don’t even have to do the whole thing you could just walk around find the perfect view and chill! Also stayed around end of July 2017

Hiked this last year. The waterfall is a bit underwhelming but the high light was the bear in the meadow chilling and eating. Beautiful hike and scenery tho and a river to cool off in if you’d like to.

Enjoyed the trail it is always calming to be around the waters edge.

Peaceful walk even if there was smoke in the air from a fire on the backside of Lassen. Maybe next time we might try kayaking.

gorgeous with the lupins carpeting the forest, and the emerald lakes. swimming at Terrace and Shadow helped beat the heat.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a beautiful hike! We parked at the King’s Creek picnic area and walked to the trail. We saw bear cubs with their mom, beautiful meadows, and lots of deer! The hike is pretty easy to the waterfall (which is slightly anticlimactic after all the gorgeous scenery), but the climb back up is pretty difficult. Not a hike for those who can’t climb up steep rock stairs and it’s pretty slippery. The Trail did continue further, but we ran out of daylight and had to turn around at the falls. Definitely worth it though!
Bring a map with you! They do not mark the trail heads well.

The falls are very pretty. Nice reward for the short hike. The hike itself is not the prettiest but not a bad little walk.

on Echo Lake Trail

hiking
25 days ago

Nice hike and amazing lake. It was definitely worth it to jump in.

25 days ago

Awesome place and great hike. Take the trail to crumbaugh lake or bumpass hell. Sometimes there’s a lot of bubbles and sometimes there’s not. Can’t expect it to be perfect all the time. If you’re complaining about not enough bubbles or to easy of a trail I think you’re missing the point of being out in nature.

Rather underwhelming but a good cool down hike after lassen earlier that day!

Glad to have hiked a volcano, however, loose gravel the whole way up and sand path on the way to and from the volcano. Good calf workout but not the most enjoyable hike we did in the park!

hiking
27 days ago

Pretty sweet place to check out

Beautiful trail. Lots of ups and downs without much elevation change overall. Rest your feet in the cold creek at the top of the waterfall before heading back. We did the hike there and back with a 13 and 14 year old in about 2.5 hours. Bring lots of water. It is very dry out here.

The trail was easy and it had good views.

One of the most gorgeous trails I’ve done. The meadow was absolutely stunning with the water running through it. The views of the valley and mountains from the peak are breath taking and the falls were spectacular to look at and cool off in. We hiked it with our one year old just fine. We saw people of all ages out on the trail. Took the alternate route (trail) on way back and we were so glad we did; it kept getting better and better. There was a cool stone walkway and stairs (just gorgeous)! Wish I knew how to post pictures. Definitely worth the drive. We left feeling refreshed!

Disappointed in the lake. It just didn’t have much going for it. My 5 and 9 year old loved the flowers.

Thoroughly enjoyable. The falls were spectacular.

gorgeous

hiking
1 month ago

Really neat geological activity.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing!

Upon learning Bumpass Hell Trail was closed, we were forced to pick a few alternate hikes. We started with this one and though we don't regret it, like others have said, there were only bubbles in a few spots...underwhelming if you've been to Yellowstone! The lake itself is beautiful though. I'd recommend it if you want to do a quick & easy hike.

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