Boiling Springs Lake Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Chester: Drive westward on Chester Valley Road approximately five miles to Warner Valley Road (County Road 312). Turn right toward Drakesbad and Warner Valley and follow Warner Valley Road 12 miles to the Pacific Crest Trailhead. This road changes to dirt a few miles before reaching the trailhead. It is not recommended for RVs or trailers.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike. Very cool lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Very diverse terrain. Beautiful trail. It has gradual incline the whole way up to the lake and very easy hike down.

hiking
2 months ago

This place has been added as one of my favorite hikes, it is so secluded and breathtaking. To see this Lake was amazing and hearing the water boil and seeing steam come from the water blew my mind! Water temperature is about 125 degrees. Totally worth checking out, so much beauty to see and it isn’t a very popular spot which is so surprising but I guess that’s a good thing:)

2 months ago

Do the whole loop around the lake. The view from the opposite side includes Mt. Lassen.

3 months ago

Easy for kids. Crosses a beautiful creek.

3 months ago

I thought this lake was awesome. The brown green mud with red clay blue sky and green trees. Mix that together, sure makes some great pictures

4 months ago

This was a nice hike - wanted to do the Devils Kitchen hike, which is off of the same trailhead and makes for a nicer longer hike. Unfortunately we encountered a young brown bear on the trail to Devils Kitchen so just turned around and did this one. Didn’t see any more bears but keep your eyes up and alert - they are active and there aren’t any signs or warnings (we left one on the trailhead though).

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty easy hike to get to, a slight incline as your heading to the lake but was a cool sight to see

hiking
4 months ago

One of our favorites because of the changing terrain and views. We went in the spring and hiked through snow which made the whole hike much more fun! Definitely hike around the lake to see the views of Lassen from the other side. This is an excellent family hike!

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Trail-head didn't exactly match the map, but we found it! Very nice hike, talked to a few PCTers. We had the boiling lake to ourselves to enjoy. Great views!!

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Lovely.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Mildly terrifying to listen to all the gasses bubbling and to see all the water bubbling as you hike past. A great display to remind us that Lassen is only asleep but not extinct.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

wonderful views,

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2011

Snow on the ground and steam in the air.

3 months ago

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017