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

backpacking
6 months ago

10/14/2017 We started out at the Ranger Station at about 830 in the morning. Nice and Chilly. Two adults and a 5 almost 6 year old. The adults packed all in and the kiddo packed her own water and sleep wear. Just one over night at Lower Twin Lake. The hike itself wasn't horrible. It was easy to moderate the majority of the way. Minimal complaints from the young one going in. More going out as there are two good sizes grades coming back out. Short though. Overall the was good. Not too bad for a day hike or evening packing in for a few days. Camping for Upper and Lower Twin lakes are decent. The East side of the lakes are best and more flat. The west side not so much. Plus in the evening when it cools down you'll have the sun for warmth much later than the west side. Overall, it was beautiful.

walking
7 months ago

Great walking trail around the lake, and convenient to the Campgrounds. Wonderful views of Lassen Peak, and the trail has places you can sit and enjoy the view. Good for all ages, and lots of shade!

The view is as good as it gets

walking
8 months ago

Great hike around sunset.

Beautiful views of the mountain and lots of wildlife. The trail was simple enough for our toddler with enough beautiful view for us to feel completely satisfied. Lots of little snakes, chipmunks, and ducks/geese.

walking
8 months ago

Great walk for families with kids

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful, easy walk near the northern visitor's center. We went during sunset and the views and reflection of the mountains on the lake were stunning!

walking
9 months ago

We had a blast!! My girls are 3 & 5, neither had trouble keeping up. We even brought the wagon. So pretty!!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy small hikr with great views

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice and easy trail. We did this trail after setting up camp in the nearby campground within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It was nice to stretch our legs and get beautiful views of Lassen Peak reflecting in the lakes. The trail is mostly shaded and has no noticeable elevation change. If it is not busy with other hikers, you will definitely encounter chipmunks and birds.

on Manzanita Lake Loop

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Loved all the Chipmunk action and the beautiful scenery!

backpacking
Friday, August 19, 2016

We hiked from Snag Lake to Rainbow Lake. There was a little bit of climbing as we departed Snag Lake, but it's short lived. Rainbow lake was gorgeous and well shaded. Several logs lined the shore on the East side of the lake which were great to rest our bones on. There were also some good looking campsites around that side of the lake. The water was pristine and clear!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Not sure why it's listed just as a snowshoe. It's a beautiful walk around a lake with gorgeous views.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Also good for regular hiking when the snow melts. We did the entire loop and only had to hike through the snow twice. It had fantastic panoramic views of Lassen peak and others. Fisherman added character to our photos.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

1st time hiking in Lassen. What a wonderful place. The hike from Echo Lake to Rainbow Lake is
moderately easy to moderate with varied terrain. The lakes are beautiful and serene. The other hikers
very friendly & polite. The trail is well marked & well maintained. Cannot wait to return...

hiking
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We hiked this trail as one leg of a greater backpacking trip. The trail moves pretty gently up and down past Echo Lake, two ponds, and Upper and Lower Twin Lakes. The trail at times is rocky and at times more loam-y. We traveled through in June and were swarmed by mosquitos at each lake. There are fantastic views of Lassen Peak and other surrounding peaks. Rainbow Lake itself is a quiet, peaceful lake closely ringed with evergreen trees. There are downed logs along the south shore that make for a good picnic locale. We made camp there before heading on to Butte and Snag Lakes.

on Manzanita Lake Loop

18 days ago

on Manzanita Lake Loop

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