Ridge Lakes Trail

HARD 24 reviews

Ridge Lakes Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

snow

no dogs

2.3 mile trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park A short but steep hike with 1000 feet elevation gain, so it can be quite strenuous, especially at this altitude. The trail starts at Sulphur Works, on the main park road. It climbs right away and simply never stop climbing (pretty steep towards the end) until you reach the destination: a beautiful hidden little lake with turquoise waters. Great place for a picnic.

hiking
28 days ago

Wow, steep trail. This was only 1 mile one way and I thought it would be easy. So, did this right after climbing Brokeoff, so, this was a 9 mile day for us. Did it though and had a good time, but, it's a steep climb. There are parts where there's still snow on the ground and was slippery (I did this at 4PM in late June). There's also some rocks and pebbles close to the end of the trail and that was slippery. View of the lake is beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Short, but Steep hike and the altitude defiantly adds to the challenge. We hiked in Mid-June and still had snow to contend with. The lake was beautiful as it had not completely thawed.

hiking
1 month ago

Dogs ARE NOT allowed on this trail-nor in Lassen Park on ANY trail. So don’t plan on bringing the four legged critters on this on. A short hike, definitely steep but wouldn’t rate it as hard!

3 months ago

Beautiful and steep.

11 months ago

We were feeling ambitious and chose this hike as Bompass Hell was closed. The trail provides worthy rewards at the top, but was definitely a challenge for our 6-year-old. She made it though!

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike. Short but great elevation gain. The lakes are basically the cauldron of old Mt. Tehama. I plan on going again next year and will go earlier so as to be able to hike out the back and up the sides of the cauldron.

snowshoeing
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Excellent powder hike' but steep in some places. Gorgeous!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Steep climb but plenty of shade and beautiful scenery!

hiking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Steep- almost constantly uphill 1 mile to a beautiful little green lake. Was still a little bit of snow on the trail.
Would be wonderful to backpack into and camp at sometime!

hiking
Friday, October 24, 2014

It's kind of steep, but it's only amile to the lake, which is even more beautiful in the winter.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2011

Trail was snowy, but the footing was solid except for a short segment. The lakes were half frozen over and stunning in the sunshine. I continued up to the ridge on the far side of the lakes, but I don't think the trail did somewhere under the snow. Great views from the lakes and the ridge.

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