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Best trails in Lassen National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Lassen National Forest, California? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 10 easy trails in Lassen National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 17.7 miles and from 2,926 to 7,851 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Subway Cave Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
Descend into the dark volcanic underworld of the Subway Cave lava tube for a short yet highly memorable hike. Twenty thousand years ago and just 15 miles north of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the gShow more
#2 - Bizz Johnson Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 25.3 mi • Est. 11 h 22 m
The Bizz Johnson Rail Trail from Susanville is the longest rail trail in California. It is not that busy because it is fairly remote. The Lassen Land Trust and the BLM organize a shuttle service on SShow more
#3 - Lake Almanor Recreation Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 18.9 mi • Est. 8 h 10 m
Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is a 18.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon Dam, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#4 - Big Leaf Pool
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
A hike along beautiful Deer Creek. This hike ends at a pool along the creek perfect for a leisurely lunch. In late spring this hike has many wildflowers, but is cool and green and shady.Show more
#5 - Caribou Wilderness Area Trails
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 5 h 23 m
Caribou Wilderness Area Trails is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#6 - Spattercone Nature Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 37 m
Spattercone Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#7 - Eagle Lake Recreation Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Eagle Lake Recreation Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Susanville, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#8 - Butt Mountain
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Adventure through Carter Meadow, to Carter Saddle, then on to the iconic Pacific Crest Trail to Butt Mountain. 360 degree views from the top including Lake Almanor, Lassen Peak and Brokeoff MountaiShow more
#9 - Heart Lake Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Heart Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shingletown, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, campingShow more
#10 - Triangle, Turnaround, and Black Lakes Trail
Lassen National Forest
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
Triangle, Turnaround, and Black Lakes Trail is a 10.3 mile out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
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