We hike the trails of Lassen National
Park and Caribou Wilderness. Our maps are free to you, the
Black Lake loop
Aug-Oct (snow Nov-June, mosquitos July)
elevation gain: 550'
This loop hike passes through intimate forest, and past
numerous small lakes. There are a couple hills with
switchbacks--just enough to keep it interesting--but overall
just gentle rolling terrain.
It makes for a excellent medium
length foray in to the Caribou Wilderness, suitable for
beginning and experienced hikers alike.
There is a nice campsite at
Black Lake. Also a little ways off the main loop trail are
excellent campsites at Turnaround and Emerald Lakes.