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    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Lake Anna Loop Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Forest Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    What they show here is actually the trail to Brokeoff, where the lake is located just off-trail. But, the winter trail begins next to the Visitor's Center & winds its way up to the lake & is a moderate snowshoe hike to beautiful scenery---mounds of snow, covering trees & boulders, an iced-or-snowed over lake, sometimes with the meandering creek visible, with options of easy ski or boarding.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Forest Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Stuart Fork Trail to Emerald and Sapphire Lakes

    about 3 years ago

    Glad when I finally got up here it wasn't the weekend cuz I heard it can get crowded. We had a nice camp-site at Emerald for a night, then day-hiked up to Sapphire & Mirror Lakes. Quite a scramble to Mirror, but it was spectacular!

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Union Creek

    about 3 years ago

    This is a pretty easy hike by Trinity standards. Moderate for first mile, then about 2 miles in goes down to a bridge crossing of Union Creek, then almost level. The lake's about 5 or 6 miles in, traveling near the creek & past a few nice meadows. We had a couple boulder-hop type crossings in June of a dry year, so I imagine in spring/early summer of a normal year they could be tougher.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Union Creek

    about 3 years ago

    By Trinity standards, this is an easy hike. It starts out moderately for about a mile, then levels out & goes down to a bridge crossing about 2 miles in. There were a few creek crossings that could be difficult in the spring, but they were just boulder-hops in June of a dry year.There are a few nice meadows before you get to Union Lake.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Sugar Pine Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Sugar Pine Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Granite Lake and Seven Up Gap

    about 3 years ago

    Moderate hike to the lake, 5 miles in & passing some cool waterfalls along the way & good views of what's ahead when you emerge out of the forest & into a meadow. Then it gets steep to the gap, where you can see down into the Deer Creek basin, Round Lake, & across to Siligo Peak; & Luella Lake, tucked into a shelf. If you have time, you can just traverse the trail over to Bear Basin & go out that way, re-connecting with the Swift Creek Trail, for a total of 17 or 18 miles.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Bayview Trail to Velma Lakes

    about 3 years ago

    We saw the Velma's via the Glen Alpine trail during a 4-day/3-night-night backpack. Our day 2 started from Lake Susie & went up Dick's Pass, enjoying views of Susie, Aloha & Half Moon Lakes; then descending through an open forest strewn with jumbo granite boulders.Upper Velma was my favorite, grassy on N. side, a granite beach on the SW side, where I'd love to camp some day. We pushed on to Fontinellis Lake, and saw an impressive sunset & sunrise.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Bayview Trail to Velma Lakes

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Susie and heather lakes (Lake Tahoe)

    about 3 years ago

    We started from Glen Alpine TH, started out gentle but rocky & passed some historical buildings & springs.Great views of Grass Lake from ridge above Susie.Nice creek runs down from outlet.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Susie and Heather Lakes

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Salmon Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Salmon Lake Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Nice side-trip on our way to High Loch Leven. Pretty lake & easy to get to.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Loch Leven Lakes Trail

    about 3 years ago

    This was a relatively easy backpacking over-nighter, being only 3+ miles to the High Loch. We missed the crowds Friday night, but they were sure coming up the trail saturday! Gorgeous setting among big granite, easy off-trail exploration, plus an easy side-trip to Salmon lake made for a great 2 days! Would love to go back sometime when it's not as dry.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Loch Leven Lakes Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Castle Crags Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Castle Crags Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Love this hike, more when the weather's cooler or get an early start in the summer. It's kind of strenuous, but the scenery (Rock formations) is really worth the effort.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Root Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Nice, easy hike. And they put in a couple bridge/boardwalk areas to get through without getting muddy in the wet season. We went most recently in late May & saw some white orchids. The trail ends at pretty Root Creek.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Root Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Crumbaugh Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    This is a nice hike to bring the little ones on. It's fairly easy & short, passes Cold Boiling Lake (look for bubbles) before reaching Crumbaugh Lake, which is surrounded by meadows. If you have time & energy, you can take the cut-off at Cold Boiling Lake & take the back-way in to Bumpass Hell.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Kings Creek Falls, Bench Lake, and Sifford Lake Loop

    over 3 years ago

    Even though you can't get as close to the falls anymore, it's still a nice hike. Gorgeous falls: Bench Lake is frequently dried up by mid to late summer; there's several lakes above, collectively, I think they're the Siffords; and great rock formations with a view down into the valley above Devil's Kitchen.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Sugar Pine Lake

    over 3 years ago

    While hiking this trail, I designated it the best smelling trail! There were several places where something was exuding a wonderful aroma, I wish I knew what it was! The trail starts through forest of oak & madrone, then pine & cedar dominate. There's a stretch where huge boulders are scattered everywhere. It's steep to Cabin Flat, then it mellows out & goes through meadows before reaching the lake. There's a pretty waterfall at the far end of the lake with a big rocky shelf. There are a few more waterfalls upstream (off-trail & early season, at least).

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Sugar Pine Lake

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Rush Creek Lakes (Kinney Camp) Trail

    over 3 years ago

    The only reason this doesn't rate 5 stars is because of the lack of water the first 7 miles. It starts out moderately through forest & gets more strenuous when you come to a long, exposed (hot!) ridge. It goes back down along a rocky hillside, then into forest & up a brushy hillside before crossing a creek--these last stretches are usually not maintained, so be prepared for a bushwhack or bring shears. Once you cross the creek it's an easy scramble up the granite to the first lake. It's a little harder to get to the second lake & harder yet to the upper lake, but swimming is best at the upper lake. Early season there's streams & ponds everywhere.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Canyon Creek Lakes and Boulder Creek Lakes

    over 3 years ago

    This is another one of my favorite places! The amount of granite surrounding the basin is amazing, & one time we were there early season & counted 7 streams flowing down around us from a rest spot at the biggest lake. Plus, there are numerous ponds, & a neat rock shelf extending into the big lake. The trail has been improved, too, last year or the year before, so it wasn't the bushwhack we encountered our first time there.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Mill Creek Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    this is a great family hike or snowshoe, I think it's shorter than the 4.6 miles they list here. There's some elevation gain, but it's only moderately strenuous, crosses a creek, goes through one meadow (early season), forest, then goes above Beautiful Mill Creek Falls, where most people turn back.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Mill Creek Falls Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Brokeoff Mountain

    over 3 years ago

    This is one of my favorite hikes in Lassen. It's strenuous, but has a lot of variety--forest, meadows, a creek, & outstanding views from the top!

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Brokeoff Mountain Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Love this place! Can be done as a day-hike, but you really won't want to leave! The trail starts out moderate through forest, along (above) a creek, comes out to an exposed area with switchbacks about 3 miles in, & at 4 miles you reach the first set of falls. The trail goes along gorgeous Canyon Creek, through meadows, past 2 more awe-inspiring waterfalls, then you follow the cairns or common sense to get up to the lakes. There's one creek crossing that could potentially be hard in the spring.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Heart Lake Trail

    over 3 years ago

    This is a great trail for kids or anyone wanting to do just a short hike without alot of elevation gain. It is uphill, but when you reach Heart Lake you're rewarded with a great view of Shasta & Black Butte. Back near the trailhead, Castle Lake offers nice kayaking or swimming, too.

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Stoddard Lake

    over 3 years ago

    This is one of the easier Trinity hikes. We added on McDonald & a scramble up to Upper Stoddard, then had a refreshing swim from the north shore of the lake where it looked less mucky. One of the meadows we passed through was filled with pitcher plants, a.k.a. cobra plants.

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Stoddard Lake

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Big Bear Lake

    over 3 years ago

    We took this hike late in the fall & were pleasantly distracted from some of the scenery because of the abundance & variety of mushrooms! The hike was moderately difficult, first through forest, then manzanita, before opening up to granite slopes before reaching the lake. The day we went, there were icy streams flowing. Next time, I want to go find Little & Wee Bear Lakes, too!

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Diamond Peak Loop

    over 3 years ago

    I'm not sure if this is the exact "trail" that my husband & I go to...we park at the South entrance of Lassen in the winter & snowshoe up the road to "Ranger Cut-off", which leads uphill & to a ridge leading up to Diamond Peak. We carry our board & skis up & enjoy the ride down!

    Debbie Wedemeyer completed Diamond Peak Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Debbie Wedemeyer reviewed Bumpass Hell Trail

    over 3 years ago

    This is a great hike to take kids or visitors on. It's fairly short & easy with a reward of a prehistoric looking landscape!