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

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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 bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length6.3 miElevation gain984 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWaterfallWildflowersRockyFeeNo dogs
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Lassen Volcanic National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. During the winter (Dec 1 - Apr 15), entrance fees are $10. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70.

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Rene Barahona
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Very nice place hope to back soon

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C Fong
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It was a great easy walk, though not much of a destination. Couple hours to loop through the trails on a pleasant day. Not taking anything away from what it is! Just not quite the 5-star that is around Redding in other directions.

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Lucas Gonzaga
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Moderate hike. It is a nice landscape but not exceptionnal. The best aprt is after the junction to go to Sifford lake because there is cliffs with eagles so it'S pretty nice to hang out there then continue to Sifford lake. When you get to the end of the trail, you are not at Sifford lake yet. If you want to see the actual Sifford lake, you have to continue off trail for about 600m. It took us 3h 15min including the extra.

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Paul Doolittle
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Great Hike!

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Al Fialho
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Great hike! Falls are flowing nicely! Lakes are small but swimmable.

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Matheus Riolfi
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David Garcia
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Did this loop after climbing Lassen Peak early in the morning. I did it a mile past Sifford lake to a Cluster of about 5-7 no named lakes. The trail gets to King's Creek falls first then you go up the ridge then down to a small Bench Lake most people stopped there and I had Sifford Lake all to myself. From all the Lakes I saw there Sifford lake is the nicest, clearest one so I had to swim in it which was so relaxing after hiking all day! Then I went back and finished the day with a peaceful relaxing walk around the Manzanita Lake loop.

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Amber Elizabeth
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Hiked the loop today. More people around the falls trail but past that, I only saw a couple others. The trail gets tricky because there are still snow packs. Just look ahead and you can see it pretty well. Awesome hike, lots of contrast, I enjoyed it!

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Mike Tacchella
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Nice waterfall. Trail was in very good condition. My 3 year old walked to the falls herself then rode in the backpack up to bench lake which was barely a puddle and then on to Sifford lake and around the loop back to the trailhead. Sifford was a nice quiet lake. Didn't see anyone else up there. My son and I swam in the lake. The bottom was pretty mushy but it was refreshing once you got out deeper.

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Leslie Orr
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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.

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Gayle Coyle
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Nice hike beautiful falls

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Randy Caves
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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.

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Bill Searle
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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.

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Debbie Wedemeyer
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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.

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Jessica Strachan
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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

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Crystal Gonzalez-landas
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Daniel Gorelick
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Matthew Leszczenski
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Andrew Birchall
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James M.
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Jonathan Marshall
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Alyssa Privette
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Valerie Norton
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