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Brokeoff Mountain Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mill Creek, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until December.

Distance: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,582 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bird watching

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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.

skiing
1 month ago

Pristine conditions

hiking
blowdown
icy
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
off trail
scramble
snow
3 months ago

02-22-20. The trailhead is located before the entrance fee gate. This hike was painful! Slushy ice exposed from the sun making it tough for my descent from the peak. Snow shoes HIGHLY recommended!!

snowshoeing
off trail
snow
3 months ago

Strenuous snowshoeing for most of the trail. Snow soft in sun and crusty in shade. Lower half of trail in dense forest, thinning above 8000 feet, with awesome panoramic views.

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best hikes in the greater Lassen area. The hike itself is a steady uphill with cool things to look at along the way. The top is a complete 360 degree viewpoint; it is fantastic. The day I went was blue sky, with picturesque clouds. I could see Mt Shasta, Castle Crags, and the Trinity Alps... and obviously Mt Lassen is right next door. Loved it.

hiking
4 months ago

Saw hundreds of butterflies on top in August 2019.

hiking
6 months ago

11/9/19 No snow, very little wind, few hikers, 60* temps, great day hiking destination! It’s a pretty decent ascent so be prepared for a slow-and-steady hike to the top where views of Lassen Peak, Juniper Lake, and Mt Shasta await. Was fortunate to witness a great sunset and then hike/jog back under the light of a mostly-full moon. Beautiful spot to admire the SW corner of the park and the surrounding area.

hiking
6 months ago

Did Brokeoff on 11/7/19. Nice warm day. Little wind. Very few hikers until early afternoon. Started at 0930. Made it to the top in 1hr 54 min. Beautiful day with great views. Warmed up to the point I almost fell asleep in my backpack chair at the top after some snacks. My favorite hike by far. A few blow down trees across the trail in the lower third. Still plenty of running stream water down low. Far different than a month or so earlier when winds were at a minimum of 60-70 mph on top. Not safe for a person of small stature. Looking forward to a couple more trips to the top before the snow flys. Has to be one of the most beautiful hikes anywhere in late spring or after the first snows. Living within thirty miles of Brokeoff makes it’s an awesome day trip. It will get your attention though. The views and challenge are so worth the effort.

hiking
6 months ago

Hard. Hard. Hard. BUT SO WORTH IT! It was a wild ride, I almost passed out. The wind was fierce and the air was frigid, but by god we made it to the top of that mountain. It was really muddy in some parts, slipping and sliding everywhere! Tough to manage if you’re not flexible/physically capable. The sun did dry it up on our way back down. Seriously a wild ride. Best place to eat cold Costco pizza hands down.

hiking
6 months ago

Chilly start early in the morning, dress properly for the cold. Ice on the trail at stream crossings, and a few downed trees in the first 1.5 miles. Easy to get over except for the last one. Great trail, great hike, amazing views from the top.

hiking
7 months ago

The road to Lassen Peak was closed so I did this hike instead. Snow and ice most of the way which was beautiful. Didn't encounter a single other hiker. Trail is easy to follow and a good uphill. Highly recommend this trip.

recorded Brokeoff Mountain Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Unfortunately, the smoke from fires in the south have rolled up so the views are a little hazy in the distance, but still beautiful with clear views of Shasta. As others have said, it’s windy at the top, so plan accordingly.

recorded Brokeoff Mountain Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Great views as you climb after leaving the forest. Wonderful 360 degree views on the top. Great hike.

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful hike that gives you a little bit of everything- creeks, deer, meadows, wildflowers, butterflies, crickets, pine trees, mountains & incredible views. It is a trek all the way up, but the views are incredibly worth it. We saw a gorgeous sunset and full moon rise (both fiery due to the fires going on) & you can see gorgeous Mount Lassen, Lake Almanor & Lake Helen. It gets really cold & windy on top of the summit so wear layers even gloves & a beanie! Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
8 months ago

So gorgeous. A million times more scenic than Mt. Lassen, and not really any harder: mountain lakes, three or four different eco-systems, wildflowers, creeks...the works!

hiking
rocky
8 months ago

Great forest views of peaks throughout. From the top, you can see Lassen up close and Mount Shasta and Lake Almanor in the distance. Steady and consistent grade all the way up. The summit got very windy and chilly, so bring a layer! Took us 3 hours and 20 minutes total.

hiking
8 months ago

Challenging due to the incline, but the terrain was easy to walk. Temperature in Sept was perfect. Bring lunch to eat on the top! It was also quite windy. I did the Shirley canyon trail at squaw valley the week before and it was much rockier and steeper in places. Overall, a fun hike!

hiking
8 months ago

A stunning trail with beautiful views of Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta. There’s a gradual evaluation gain to the summit which makes it manageable. It was super windy at the top, but there’s a nice little spot near a tree, just before the summit, that blocks the wind! It’s a perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the views of Lassen.

hiking
8 months ago

This is the most moderate gain in elevation you’re ever going to find doing a summit! Still made your legs work for it but no areas that are just straight climbing up. The views along the whole trail were so beautiful. Very hot though if you don’t start early even in the 70 degree weather. Lots of small shaded areas for breaks. The terrain is very loose dirt on a narrow trail once you’re a little over a mile to the top. Would definitely recommend boots and trekking poles! And bring a windbreaker it was very windy and chilly at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Great views of MT SHASTA and Lassen Peak. Take your time and enjoy the views.

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