Explore the most popular Camping trails in Lassen National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
25 days ago

-Good dog to do with a dog. -The hike is almost all uphill on the way to the lake which offers a nice downhill walk on the way back to the car. -the drive in is long with about 10 miles of gravel roads to get to the trail head. It takes about 2 hours to get there from Redding. -took me about 1.5 hours to reach the lake and 1 hour to get back to the car.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Rode from susanville up to devils Corral. Trail conditions were great. Some color showing up in the trees.

mountain biking
muddy
1 month ago

Did the middle half today going towards susanville. Nothing spectacular as far as scenery goes. Trail was average for this kind of trail. Helpful signage was non existent for Westwood junction or for where to turn off #44 for Westwood junction or Gomez. Tomorrow the 1/4 from susanville.

Nice fairly easy hike. There were some downed trees to climb over but not to tough.

Excellent trip. Lakes everywhere. Saw maybe 6 other hikers. Camped at emerald lake.

backpacking
blowdown
washed out
2 months ago

We never made it to the lake from this trailhead. We ended up setting up camp next to the creek around 3.5 miles in and exploring from there. The trail is difficult to follow in many places and impossible in others due to all the fallen trees and debris. We spent a lot of time trying to figure out where the trail went or just using gps to go in the correct general direction. The upsides were we did not see another soul backpacking for three nights, and off trail exploring can be done almost as easily as walking on the trail.

Easy trail with nice views of Eagle Lake

hiking
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

I would recommend this trail for dogs on leash. The last crossing was a bit difficult for an older pup. In July the snow was gone, the trail was dry and the lake was in good view. Be sure to have good trail maps to get their and to follow, gps was minimal.

Lots of fun with the scouts. Tried to fish but did not see anything larger than 2”. Trail is EZ. Mostly level ground. Nice sites with fire pits. Be sure to get a campfire permit online or at the ranger station. Great beginner hiking or backpacking. Remote and beautiful.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
4 months ago

There’s no sign at the trailhead to let you know that you’re where you should be.Basically it’s nine miles in from 44. Beginning the trail it’s easily followed. However within a mile the trail gets lost in all the blowdown mess. They’ll be a few creek crossings along the way, but nothing major. We used gps to get us there. Once there it’s a pretty lake. Shallow and without fish. Tough walking around the entire lake. More of the same blowdown. Good enough once, but wouldn’t do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

Looking for the couple walking their three unleashed dogs yesterday who bit my dog in the face

hiking
4 months ago

fantastic climb to the lake. had to detour around meltpond just before the lake. swam.

Still a lot of snow and run off on the trail Mid June some spots you couldn't even see the trail. It's beautiful and a great hike especially later on in the summer.

hiking
5 months ago

great trail - begins with an uphill bent eventually leveling out. unfortunately, there were too many snow drifts, fallen trees and marshy areas on 6/9/19 to get more than halfway. Met a Forest Service crew working in the trail, and they were challenged by the conditions as well. All in all, well marked and enjoyable outing

Very beautiful but the mosquitos were huge and ramped! I was bit all over. I saw several deer and a snake. The lake is beautiful and calm.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Beautiful trail mostly alongside the creek only made it about a mile and a half up before I could no longer follow the trail due to the snow

Amazing! This is where I took my first “backpacking” trip. The trail was flat all the way, not much of a challenge. There are many spots around Triangle Lake to set camp at. The views in the early mornings were breathtaking — watching the water evaporate into a thick mist/fog hanging above the lake + mixed with sunrise was spectacular. There were lots of does & bucks when we were there. We also were able to sun bathe on the big, flat boulders by the lake and watched little fishes jump out of the water. And at the same time also watched little ducks hatch. Seriously such a memorable experience. Definitely would go again. A great trail for intro to backpacking. :)

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

hiking
Fri Oct 26 2018

Off the beaten path, nice little lake reward.

hiking
Thu Oct 25 2018

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
Mon Oct 15 2018

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.

running
Wed Oct 10 2018

Awesome running trail!

mountain biking
Wed Sep 26 2018

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
Wed Sep 12 2018

Fantastic trail. A long route to get there on rough unpaved road. Lots of lakes! Gorgeous.

backpacking
Wed Sep 12 2018

Just hiked this trail from Susanville to four miles past Goumaz. It was a great hike. We started at the old railroad depot in Susanville and made it to Goumaz for a great overnight camp. Will definitely backpack it again next year all the way through. Goumaz is a great campground at the halfway point of the trail. Check it out if you can.

The 12 mile loop does not seem to exist. I have been out twice in the last 5 weeks and the trail intersection at Gem Lake and Caribou Lake does not follow the map. It ends up to be a 15 mile hike that is still a loop but takes you much further out. It is a great hike but be prepared to be walking a bit further than planned.

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