Helen Lake

HARD 14 reviews

Helen Lake is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hooper, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,464 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

rocky

scramble

snow

1 month ago

Challenging hike for sure. We started at Bunny Flats and made it to Hellen Lake campground, but couldn't go any further without a helmet, ice pick, and cramps.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Good trail if you go early, later on snow gets soft and you will posthole!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I have climbed Mt Shasta via Casaval Ridge after spending one afternoon at Horse Camp. In 9 hours climb time, Shasta weather change fourth times, from beautiful moon on 2am departure time to snow and white out to summit on 50 miles/h wind.
Be prepare for everything, don't rush the climb if you want to summit. Don't pick unnecessary stuff on climb. Success is a combination of multiple things done correctly. Out of all attempts on Shasta only 36% are successful.

hiking
Thursday, September 19, 2013

In my beginning days in the mountains this was the place to be for me. A great experience and long slog with not much in the way of variation or interest. Just getting up this can be a bear for people even in great shape. On either side you see Shasta's so ridges which offer a little more fun earlier in the year. Don't rush yourself and the mountain will come to you, thats thew best attitude to get to the summit or just Helen Lake as the route here is so titled.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2011

Snow trip to summit - crazy weather. Stopped at thumb rock (13000ft) due to conditions (it was blowing! and a storm was coming in). Great couple of days, hope to get back and get to the summit.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

backpacking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

backpacking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, September 18, 2016

recorded 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Monday, March 25, 2013

hiking
Saturday, February 16, 2013