Cold Boiling Lake Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Cold Boiling Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morgan Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

24 days ago

Awesome place and great hike. Take the trail to crumbaugh lake or bumpass hell. Sometimes there’s a lot of bubbles and sometimes there’s not. Can’t expect it to be perfect all the time. If you’re complaining about not enough bubbles or to easy of a trail I think you’re missing the point of being out in nature.

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25 days ago

Rather underwhelming but a good cool down hike after lassen earlier that day!

1 month ago

Disappointed in the lake. It just didn’t have much going for it. My 5 and 9 year old loved the flowers.

hiking
1 month ago

Upon learning Bumpass Hell Trail was closed, we were forced to pick a few alternate hikes. We started with this one and though we don't regret it, like others have said, there were only bubbles in a few spots...underwhelming if you've been to Yellowstone! The lake itself is beautiful though. I'd recommend it if you want to do a quick & easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Only a few bubbles in a few spots. Recommend going further to Bumpass hell.

10 months ago

Connects to bumpass he'll trail. Would not describe as easy given ascent required on return.

11 months ago

Easy, fun.

hiking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Not much to see if only going to this lake and out. Only couple bubbling spots. If you continue up the Bumpass Hell trail you we be in awe by all the beautiful scenery

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Extremely beautiful and reflective! There wasn't much boiling going on except for one point at the edge of the lake, if you kept following the trail toward Crumbaugh. There were plenty of frogs jumping on and off the trail that were fun to catch and release. The grass was still green, and besides the temperatures it practically looked like spring.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

With the drought as it is here in NorCal the lakes aren't at their best. Not much boiling going on and not much water. Pretty hike none the less. There are a lot of mosquitos however so bring spray.

hiking
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Short easy trail. Promised bubbles were few and seldom. Mike

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Friday, September 19, 2014