Kings Creek Falls, Bench Lake, and Sifford Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Kings Creek Falls, Bench Lake, and Sifford Lake Loop Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Old Station, 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 April until September.

6.3 miles
984 feet



nature trips






wild flowers


no dogs

9 months ago

A great trail for my first time in lassen national park! The falls were beautiful, and the hike to sifford lake is so pretty and quiet, we saw maybe a half a dozen people from kings creek falls to sifford lake. Bench lake was almost dried up. Will definitely do this hike again! Took about 2 and a half hours with stops at the Falls and lakes.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice hike beautiful falls

Friday, August 12, 2016

Gave it three stars because all the people between the parking area and the falls. Once you turn and head for the lake it's awesome. If you like seeing an awesome valley go west of the lake, about 100 yards, well worth the diversion to the lake.

Monday, July 04, 2016

fantastic hike. We logged 5.5 miles doing the loop counterclockwise with side trips to sifford lake and the falls platform. Wonderful open forest with wild flowers and low flowering manzanita ground cover. rocks, river and waterfalls on the back side. mostly local views with a glimpse of the mountains now and then. big climb at the end up from the falls.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Even though you can't get as close to the falls anymore, it's still a nice hike. Gorgeous falls: Bench Lake is frequently dried up by mid to late summer; there's several lakes above, collectively, I think they're the Siffords; and great rock formations with a view down into the valley above Devil's Kitchen.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

the trail to the falls in closed but there is another longee route which is steep. my husband and I went today and turned around :/ maybe next time

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Over the years we have visited Lassen Park several times a year for the past 20 years. This has been one of our favourite trails. Last year however they rerouted hikers onto the horse trail and wouldn't let hikers hike down the trail right next to Kings Creek. It is still a beautiful hike and there are some spectacular spots along the river for picnics and places to cool your feet. We hope however that the park gets the trail back to it's former spectacular shape so you can really get the full view of the river through the gorge. Lovely, lovely hike. Done it maybe 10+ times over the years. Can be very busy on weekends in July and August. Otherwise not too busy. Might see 10-15 people over the whole hike.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Monday, July 04, 2016