Manzanita Lake Loop

EASY 14 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.

1.9 miles
65 feet

kid friendly


fly fishing



trail running







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.

18 hours ago

Easy small hikr with great views

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22 days 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.

2 months ago

9 months ago

Loved all the Chipmunk action and the beautiful scenery!

11 months ago

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Also good for regular hiking when the snow melts. We did the entire loop and only had to hike through the snow twice. It had fantastic panoramic views of Lassen peak and others. Fisherman added character to our photos.

Saturday, March 26, 2016