Manzanita Lake Loop

EASY 22 reviews

Manzanita Lake Loop is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

Picturesque Lassen peaks are reflected by the tranquil waters of Manzanita Lake on this short 2 mile loop trail. On a clear day the short and easy 2 mile loop hike around sparkling Manzanita Lake is the perfect introduction to Lassen Volcanic National Park, showcasing as it does some the best features of the park - including the glacier strewn Lassen Peak and the young Chaos Crags massif. In fact it was an enormous rockfall collapse of Chaos Crags which cut off a local creek and created this lake - be sure to check out our Chaos Crags guide for a tour of the rockfall known as Chaos Jumbles. This spot is favored not only by hikers and photographers but also fishing enthusiasts in search of rainbow, brown and brook trout. Thankfully the lake is limited to non-motorized boats, keeping the lakeside relatively quiet. Kayaks can be rented near the boat launch area - check the nearby campground store for details. Situated by the northern entrance of the park, the lake is conveniently located by the historic visitor center and the large Manzanita Creek campground. Noise from the park road does infiltrate the peace of the lake somewhat, but its the price you pay for the convenience.

walking
12 days ago

Great hike around sunset.

17 days ago

Beautiful views of the mountain and lots of wildlife. The trail was simple enough for our toddler with enough beautiful view for us to feel completely satisfied. Lots of little snakes, chipmunks, and ducks/geese.

walking
18 days ago

Great walk for families with kids

hiking
25 days ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful, easy walk near the northern visitor's center. We went during sunset and the views and reflection of the mountains on the lake were stunning!

walking
1 month ago

We had a blast!! My girls are 3 & 5, neither had trouble keeping up. We even brought the wagon. So pretty!!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy small hikr with great views

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Very nice and easy trail. We did this trail after setting up camp in the nearby campground within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It was nice to stretch our legs and get beautiful views of Lassen Peak reflecting in the lakes. The trail is mostly shaded and has no noticeable elevation change. If it is not busy with other hikers, you will definitely encounter chipmunks and birds.

4 months ago

10 months ago

Loved all the Chipmunk action and the beautiful scenery!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Not sure why it's listed just as a snowshoe. It's a beautiful walk around a lake with gorgeous views.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016