Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails near Old Station with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Such and amazing view and close to my campground. The reflection off the lake of lassen peak was so beautiful! Manzanita campground was crowded but also has some awesome amenities and located in such a great spot! I loved this little loop you don’t even have to do the whole thing you could just walk around find the perfect view and chill! Also stayed around end of July 2017

Enjoyed the trail it is always calming to be around the waters edge.

Peaceful walk even if there was smoke in the air from a fire on the backside of Lassen. Maybe next time we might try kayaking.

The trail was easy and it had good views.

gorgeous

hiking
1 month ago

A gentle easy loop around this very pleasant lake. Great views of Mount Lassen that reflect on the surface of the water. Ducks and fish and deers in abundance.

Easy and beautiful

walking
1 month ago

No actual trail, a short walk from the parking lot gets you up close with the mudpots. Educational experience for the kids and adults too. Due to Bumpass Hell being closed for repairs this short walk has a great alternative to seeing the mudpots in the area. Easy enough for kids and even witnessed a person in a wheelchair doing the walkway. The sulfur smell isn’t as bad as some say and didn’t bother me, but bothered my husband. Great short walk and would definitely return again in the future

2 months ago

I had an outstanding time at Lassen. There were only a handful of people in the park it seemed all morning. So peaceful! I decided to take a lap around the lake and get some shots after I finished Mill Creek

hiking
2 months ago

Tons of bugs on this easy hike around the lake but you right by water so it’s to be expected. Definitely make sure you were bug deterrent before going. Lake was peaceful and beautiful with ducks floating all over and some people fishing of the side and on the lake. Super easy hike. More for picture moments than anything. Lassen Peak was right behind still with smoke on its peak and looked beautiful reflecting off the water.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with amazing views of snowy mountain

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike with some amazing views of Chaos Crag and Lassen Peak!!

on Manzanita Lake Loop

2 months ago

2018/05/27

snowshoeing
2 months ago

great winter snowshoeing trip. You really feel like you are on your own.

hiking
3 months ago

We visited Lassen on a beautiful clear day and walked down to Manzanita Lake from the Visitor Center. The views of Lassen Peak are spectacular from the lake, it's quiet and you can hear fish jump out of the water. There were fisherman and campers enjoying the cool breeze off the water on an otherwise pretty hot day. The hike around the lake is easy and maybe a three, but adding the views, it's a four.

3 months ago

Very short hike sulfur beds interesting

walking
3 months ago

As others have mentioned, this is a walk near the parking area with some nice informative exhibits and an up close and personal taste [and smell] of volcanic mud pots and ecosystem impacts. Worth a stop.

A great forest hike through the pines of Lassen. The trail weaves through the woods and crosses streams. I was hoping that the apex of the trail would yield great views and a nice spot for lunch. However, the trails just sort of ends into a meadow. (Though the meadow is quite beautiful.) A great hike if you're looking to be amongst nature, though other trails in the park have much better views of Lassen and the surrounding area. (Hike was done in August 2017)

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Snowshoed this as a loop cutting across the Jumbles to the road and back. Peacefully follows a creek on the way up before making a slightly more aggressive climb towards ridge above the lake area. Decided to climb partway up the ridge leading to the crags above to a small rock formation with great views of Shasta in the distance. Turned back towards the lake area from there due to high winds and unstable terrain. Fun trek through the snowcovered rocks in the jumbles area back to the road, and after spending some time on the south side of Lassen, it was refreshing to see tracks reflect good trail etiquette.

walking
10 months ago

Great walking trail around the lake, and convenient to the Campgrounds. Wonderful views of Lassen Peak, and the trail has places you can sit and enjoy the view. Good for all ages, and lots of shade!

11 months ago

The view is as good as it gets

walking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great hike around sunset.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Went to the North entrance, was unable to drive through due to snow, so ended up here. Nothing too special, a little lake and a trail.

Monday, July 31, 2017

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
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great walk for families with kids

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

The lake destination was nice but the sights along the way were most interesting to me. It's a fun trail with a gradual incline near a cool creek.
This would be a great trail for running as the terrain is relatively even and the incline not too intense - until going down to and up and out from the pond.
I wouldn't plan on swimming here unless you really need to cool down after hiking briskly on a hot day. The water is beautiful from a short distance but looks kinda gross up close from stagnation.
The forest, views and creek were the highlights for me.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Mild ascending continuously.
Near lake,very steep.

walking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

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!

hiking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

July 8, 2017
Manzanita Creek trail is a very easy stroll through the woods (should not be rated moderate). There really isn't any great views along the way, and I was very disappointed with the end destination. A nice view of one of the peaks from the bottom of it, but no areas to sit. The trail just ends in the middle of the woods. I did not really notice a meadow since everything was overgrown. Because we were disappointed we continued past the creek and climbed up as far as we could. Once higher up we enjoyed a much better view of the landscape, but without this added adventure the trail is pretty uneventful. If you're looking for a nice 7 mile easy walk then go for it. If you are more of a thrill seeker and want a great view, hike Chaos Crags (Crags Lake) trail. The trailhead is very close to the beginning of this trail and there's a significantly better view at the end (it's also shorter and more moderate).

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