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Lots of fallen limbs and debris making it extremely difficult to follow Trail.

trail running
18 days ago

#tenlegstosunset First time exploring with Murphy and Billy a little of these mostly flat but beautiful trails not far from Simpson U and Shasta College. Well maintained light gravel throughout, nice, fun off trails and a little creek water for the boys. We will be back!

27 days ago

easy walk with beautiful views.

hiking
28 days ago

This was a pretty good trail. Well marked and the views would have been nice, but it was extremely smoky in August 2018. The day before I hiked Cinder Cone and could see Prospect Peak. When I did this peak the next day I could not see Cinder Cone or much else. There was a female sooty grouse perched in a tree so that was cool. There is a peak marker, but not a summit box. Worth doing if you are in the area doing Cinder Cone and looking for more miles.

hiking
28 days ago

Really cool trail to hike. It was so amazing to see the Cinder Cone. It’s steep, but short. There were kids doing it, so definitely family friendly. It a pain to get to, there not a lot to see around Butte Lake, so unless you camp at Butte Lake (which I did) you would have to drive an extra 40+ minutes to the trailhead from the main part of the park (Manzanita area).

Probably the most unique hike I’ve done! I’d call it a moderate hike, first part is easy it’s like walking on sand (annoying but easy) then hiking up the cone is the killer part. It’s only a half mile up, but your legs are going to burn. The painted dunes are what I was looking forward to the most, and they exceeded my expectation. Very unique and beautiful! Also I’d recommend hiking down in the the back trail of the cone, you get great views of MT Lassen, Brokeoff, and you get to walk in the lava flow and dunes a bit.

Went with wife and college daughter! Lovely loop, great views and level asphalt. Highly recommend!

nice trail along the lake shore, if just go as far as the creek and back, it's an easy 5 mi hike, but you can take it much farther if you want, but if you do, bring a GPS and don't rely on the signs

It might be a nicer trail if there was water in the cove and if the trail were maintained better. Still it was a nice stroll.

Beautiful morning hike on a fall day. Great for a dog easy for all.

It was a wonderful day! But be warned do not leave ANYTHING vin your car- my Roomate haD change in one of her cup holders and someone busted through the widow just to take the change. They also went through her glove box.

hiking
1 month ago

Off the beaten path, nice little lake reward.

Another great loop. Water always close if lake is full. pups off leash are fine.

Nice-bottom half is all to yourself.

hiking
1 month ago

There used to be another trail to Heart Lake that followed North Fork Digger Creek. Not maintained for years and is mostly grown over. You can still make out some of the tree blazes and see remnants of the tread.
Regardless which route you follow, the trail continues past Heart Lake, just nicks the corner of Lassen National Park, and heads south to Glassburner Meadows.
Dogs are not restricted to leashes only. There are no regulations requiring a leash. It may be a good idea, though, bears, skunks, porcupine, mountain lion, et al are common in this area.

Absolutely amazing! Trail was beautiful all throughout an didn’t see one person the whole time. Just went this month (oct) an it was our second time, will not be the last. Got pretty cold at night about 35 degrees but as long as you have the right gear all should be good! Our favorite place to camp is turnaround lake, an we are yet to find triangle. One day!! I highly recommend visiting caribou wilderness

hiking
2 months ago

Note - This hike is not in the National Park as it says; it's in Lassen National Forest, so, there is no entrance fee. I've done this as a one-way (South to North) shuttle hike, also known as GlassBurner Meadow Shuttle - http://www.lassenhiking.org/Hike-Pages/Glassburner-Meadows/Glassburner-Meadow.htm . As someone else says here, there's a two-mile section of the trail North and East of Heart Lake that is very obscured, so use a GPS/map.

Great trail, yes, hard to find the trail head but it's there, little rough down by falls, but well worth it, I did it with my dog in about 2.5 hours, morning hike b4 football Sunday....

walking
2 months ago

Very nice, easy trail. we would probably go on bikes next time. Had the dogs there and they loved it

trail running
2 months ago

Awesome running trail!

Nice hike but may be challenging for younger children because of length and some steep terrain. Beautiful scenery and a well marked trail. I would like to hike this again in the spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with great views of the lake. Mild changes in elevation. Starting on the more northern route, the trail is much more shaded, and as the trail turns south it opens up with beautiful views. The trail follows the road back up to the parking area marked on the map. Great afternoon hike.

Unbelievable. A bit scary if you’re driving on the drop-off side of the road. “Awesome” is not a big enough word.

Nice scenery. 100% paved. If this is “moderate,” easy must be a nap. This is like a city park walk. Lots of places where you can leave the 10’ paved trail and walk to the lake shore.

hiking
2 months ago

We did this short and relatively easy hike as the sun was setting, and it was quite pleasant. We would have liked an earlier start so we could have spent more time on the shore, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

The hike was amazing. Will confirm what all others have said, first part is easy to moderate, it's just like walking in sand at the beach. It's annoying and works your calfs but it's not the worst thing in the world. Plus you get to walk parallel to the lava beds and it's kinda cool. So much rubble and then it just stops. Kinda cool to think about how it happened back then.

And then you see it. The cone. And the steep incline. And you wonder if you can make it. Here are the only two things I would say a) it looks a lot worse than it is especially if you notice how tiny the people are as they are walking up and b) please take sticks. My husband made me a stick from a dead tree close to the bottom and I don't know how I would have made it without. Everyone tells you how it's one step forward and two steps back but with a stick it rarely happens. And then, seriously. Don't let anyone rush you. The path is wide enough people can pass you. Take your time. Let your quad muscles relax again before you keep going. Slow and steady wins the race as the say.

The good news is that it only goes around the side once. So what you see is pretty much it. There's a last bend that you don't see from way down but really that's it's.

Then enjoy the top. Use the inner trails if you don't like heights but want to see some views.

But my biggest lesson (and maybe it's just my perspective). THE INITIAL SLOPE UP IS WAAAAAY EASIER THAN THE BACK ONE. Just in case there's confusion: the darker one is what I can the initial slope. It's the first one you see when you come from butte campground/Lake. That is way easier up and mainly wider. Less stones so less sliding. The back one, meaning the one on the side of the painted dunes, is half the width. We walked down it and it was horrible. Plus when you're done, the "flatter" hike is twice as long as if you take the main slope.

Lots of detail here as hopefully it's useful for those of you, who, like me, feel like they need to read up a lot on things before venturing.

Bottom line, as with all things that seem difficult, you'll be so proud once you've done it. You hiked up a freakin' volcano for goodness sakes!!!!

mountain biking
2 months ago

We took the bus from Susanville to Westwood & rode the entire trail. One thing we didn’t know was they drop you off near a gas on Hwy 36 & then had to ride up hill on Hwy A21 for 3 miles. No signs at all of where to turn off to get to the trail. We turned off onto a dirt road marked 101, finally found a forest work & he pointed in the right direction. At the beginning of the trail head was the only sign. Otherwise once on the trail we weren’t totally sure if we were going in the right direction. Once you get to Devil’s Corral it was marked & a great ride. I would do the entire ride again knowing where we were going, but would be nice to have the beginning marked much better.

hiking
2 months ago

Moderately steep trail, but worth it. Beautiful views. You can even see Mt. Shasta in the distance. Bring a camera and water.

great hike

hiking
2 months ago

I was staying Manzanita campground and to get to this part of the park you have to drive out the park and come back in to Butte Lake. The road to the trailhead is 6 mile unpaved road - passable by most cars. On this trail, the cinder/sand made difficult to walk and climb. This was a strange looking mountain. Very few trees were glowing on the slope. The view of painted dunes and lava beds down below from the top was spectacular. You can go down inside the cone if you still have energy to come back up. We did this and felt like we were in a gigantic bowl. We came down on the side where painted dune was and we were glad this was descend - very steep! When we were walking back to the car, we encountered a bear not a mile away from the trailhead. We walked away from the bear as far as we can go, checking on the bear who was looking at us a while but walked away after few minutes. This was definitely a memorable one in different ways.

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