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Paradise Meadow Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from July until October.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 616 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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no dogs

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3 days ago

Short hike. Walking out into that meadow took my breath away. So serene

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14 days ago

well kept trail. No snow on this date. Very pretty creek. Too early for wildflowers.

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14 days ago

Very pretty hike and mostly shaded. Beautiful creek along the way. Uphill towards the end which makes it moderate.

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17 days ago

This is a great little challenge of a trail. The end at the beautiful meadow was well worth it, but it was a lot of elevation in a short amount of time. Not many others on the trail.

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30 days ago

Great hike! Beginning of June right after the snow melt makes for good flowing water in the stream that’s about halfway up. Beautiful cascades along the trail. Took the family the youngest is 5 years old and did it with no complaints. Even the last 1/4 mile that gets steep but once you make it to the top it opens up to the meadow! Once in the meadow it has beautiful shallow streams. It is muddy all over due to the recent snow melt.

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9 months ago

Bueno.

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10 months ago

very nice hike. lots of wild flowers mid August. beautiful green meadow still soggy from snow melt.

11 months ago

Nice uphill climb to peaceful meadows. Footbridges and beautiful water sounds throughout the 2nd half of the hike.

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11 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Creek next to the trail is flowing well right now with the snow melt with a number of beautiful cascades. Paradise meadow is beautiful with sweeping views of the surrounding peaks. I will offer that this trail is more difficult than the guide book or park newspaper suggest—it gets very steep at times but absolutely worth the effort.

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Thu Jul 04 2019

Did this one two days ago from Hat Creek. Meadow is still under snow, mostly. But this was a good first hike in the park to help us get used to the altitude (from VA). Probably gorgeous to hike in August.

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Mon Jul 01 2019

Absolutely amazing trail well marked hiked up to the two lakes, make sure to bring birdseed you can feed the whiskey jacks read out of your hand so neat.

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Thu Jun 27 2019

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Mon Jun 24 2019

Still a lot of snow, went to the meadow which is all snow except for the creek running through it.

Mon Nov 12 2018

We hiked in during an ice storm. It was still amazing.

Fri Oct 12 2018

The trail guide doesn’t do this one justice. The best part isn’t the destination—it’s the views and sounds on the way. My suggestion, take a picnic lunch and enjoy.

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Sun Aug 19 2018

Did Hat Creek up to Paradise Meadow and then up to Terrace and Shadow Lakes, Have done the hike before, but turned my sons and my daughter's boyfriend on to it. Great hike, climbed 75 stories in 3.1 miles. Stunning vistas as you get past Paradise Meadow. I am 69 and kept up with my 29 year old sons, they let me rest on the way up! Shadow Lake will take your breath away, it is so beautiful. Next to Broke Off and Kings Creek , my favorite hike in the park and I have done 85% of the trails since 1974.

Sun Jul 29 2018

This was a nice moderate hike easily marked. Meadow was beautiful but lots of kids and people came at the end and took away from that. No worries tho. Also on the way back I split off and took the trail up to one of the lakes back there. Nice hike for sure.

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Thu Jul 05 2018

My first visit to Lassen. I chose this hike so that I'd have time to explore the rest of the park as well. So glad I did! Beautiful all the way up to the meadow, lots of wildflowers (early July), waterfalls, butterflies & dragonflies, too.

Mon Jun 25 2018

We stopped here on our way to the 3 lakes - it’s beautiful and there were waterfalls, streams and tons of greenery and wildflowers.

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Mon Jun 18 2018

Beautiful meadow, creek full of water, very peaceful

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Sun Oct 08 2017

Beautiful and peaceful! A wonderful hike in a volcanic environment. Saw three Mule Deer, a Dark Eyed Junco, and a Steller's Jay whilst hiking around 11A. It was nice to take in the waterfall and creek along the way! Bring a snack or lunch as there are some nice logs to sit and take in the view. :-)

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Thu Aug 10 2017

great hike... pretty steep in places. I had an 8 year old and a 2 year old on my back but it was doable...well worth the climb

Mon Jul 03 2017

Paradise Meadow was stunning. Still mostly snow covered. Trail was a bit challenging to stay on due to snow and fallen trees, but still well worth the effort.

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Sun Jun 18 2017

Hiked this on 6/18/17, Lots of snow after halfway up. Snowshoes or crampons would have been nice, or at least a ski pole. Great temps, would love to go when there is less snow to see the meadows.

Sun Apr 16 2017

beautiful!!

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Sun Jun 12 2016

This is a great hike in early June. Main road was still closed but we walked in on the road to the trailhead. There was still snow about halfway up so if you go at this time of year it is recommended to wear good hiking boots. Beautiful trail with a lot of rushing water from snowmelt. Highly recommended!

Fri Apr 10 2015

The hike goes through some beautiful pieces of forest along the way and then you are rewarded at the end with a grand view of the meadow with running streams going through it.

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Wed Apr 18 2012

This one's right in the middle of Lassen NP and easy to get to. It's a straightforward jaunt through the forest until you get to a big grassy meadow, surrounded by hills, with a stream running through it; it's one of those trails that deserves it's name.

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1 day ago

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13 days ago

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