Brokeoff Mountain Trail

HARD 56 reviews

Brokeoff Mountain Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mill Creek, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until December.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2542 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Climb one of the park's best trails to experience the unrivaled views from the summit of Brokeoff Mountain. Located four hours northeast of San Francisco this Northern California park might be a little out of the way, but it's a prime destination for seekers of tranquility and those with a passing interest in geology. Many folk head to Lassen Volcanic National Park with a plan to hike Lassen Peak, and for good reason - it's a really good signature hike for the park. However, if you have time to hike only one peak on your travels choose Brokeoff Mountain which affords you some of the best views of the park from the summit, including great ones of Lassen Peak.

hiking
16 days ago

Made it up the the ridgeline but turned back on account of not having snowshoes or crampons to handle the ice on steep terrain up to the summit. Will definitely return with the proper gear. Trail was easy enough to follow until the treeline starts thinning. Just keep switchbacking towards the ridge at that point. There's a small cairn, not visible from below the ridgeline, marking where the trail meets the ridge. Views are definitely worth the effort, even just from the ridgeline.

18 days ago

Hard but worth it. Views of Lassen are spectacular. Bring a summit beer and enjoy the views!

hiking
1 month ago

Difficult at times but the views are more than worth it! Lassen peak and the surrounding area are gorgeous. If you’ve done the peak you can easily do this trail. Definitely recommend a lot of water and a fully charged camera! Also, the peak is windy so pack accordingly.

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike with amazing views!

2 months ago

Beautiful. The climb is distributed all over the climb so no big push! Gorgeous views all around!

hiking
3 months ago

This has been my favorite trail so far in Lassen! The hike was great from start to finish. It took about 3 hours 45 min with a 15 min break at the the top. Perfect view of Lassen Peak, and lots of good viewpoints along the trail. I highly recommend doing this trail when you visit the park, it was unforgettable.

I've been up Lassen Peak 5 times since the 90's. Brokeoff is more scenic and a bit tougher climb. Not quite the elevation, but the views are startling.
Do this one above the peak trail. You won't be sorry.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice hike with change in terrain and flora. Lots of cicadas. Lots of queen ants at the top. What's with that? Much we're Hike than Lassen Peak

hiking
4 months ago

I love this hike! It's both beautiful and challenging. It took me about 3 1/2 hours total at an average pace with little breaks. There are streams, wildflowers, and the view of Lassen Peak from the top is breathtaking. I have even seen deer on this hike before. Highly recommended

4 months ago

Awesome awesome awesome hike. Has it all - views, wild flowers, waterfalls, and variable terrain. Good amount of shade except near the top. It's definitely a work out but well worth it. Highly recommend this one.

hiking
4 months ago

Saw beautiful flowers all along the trail. Amazing view at the top !

4 months ago

called ranger, location NOT DOG FRIENDLY

4 months ago

Hiked this today, saw a half dozen other hikers going the other direction so not too many brave Brokeoff. Worth the view at the top, but definitely on the more strenuous side, especially at the end. Can do this hike in about 4 hours if you don't spend too much time at the top. The snow made the trail a little hard to follow so we just climbed some rocks around it until we found the trail again. Would definitely recommend, make sure you bring plenty of water though.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked to the top and while we brought mini-spikes and trekking poles we didn't need either. Snow crossings were a bit slippery in the afternoon slush but nothing treacherous. Altitude slowed us down but still made the round trip loop + photos in 4:20 Very pretty hike with awesome 360 views at the summit.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

I frequently snowshoed Broke-off this spring. If you are going in early spring please have good caution, and beware of the small creeks that run through this trail. This is a really fantastic snowshoeing and hiking experience. During the summer it is a wide variety of landscapes, and during the winter it is gorgeously monolithic.

hiking
Friday, March 25, 2016

Haven't done this hike in a few years, but it is more of a work-out than the Lassen Peak trail . A very nice glen of trees to stop and rest along the way. Take enough water! I climbed it in the middle of August and ran out of water at the top. :)

hiking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One of the best hikes in the park!

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

This is one of my favorite hikes in Lassen. It's strenuous, but has a lot of variety--forest, meadows, a creek, & outstanding views from the top!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What a most beautiful view from the top. The best trail in the Lassen Park.

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