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

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26 days ago

A moderately steep ascent from start to finish. Nice views of Lassen and Shasta. Trail has a fair number of trees that have fallen. Not much shade on top 1/2 of the hike.

Very rewarding hike! The terrain changes as you hike and some of the trail has some areas that have been burnt, but the lake is absolutely beautiful.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

We climbed the trail on a sunny and breezy day in late October. There were vestiges of snow from the first snow of the winter season a few days earlier. The trailhead is easy to access even with a highway vehicle, although the road is almost entirely gravel. The trail itself is continuously uphill and becomes steeper as one nears the rim of the crater. It is not difficult, although there is occasional blowdown. There are good views of the Sacramento River valley and the mountains to the west, as well as Lassen Peak about 16 miles to the SSE, especially as one enters the brush zone. Gray Cliff, adjacent to Magee Peak, is steep but not vertical. From the peak, one can see Mt. Shasta and other mountains in the vicinity, although nearby Burney Mountain is obscured by Crater Peak. The latter can be reached by traveling along the rim.

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28 days ago

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Friday, July 06, 2018

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Saturday, July 29, 2017