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We hike the trails of Lassen National Park and Caribou Wilderness.  Our maps are free to you, the hiker.


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Black Lake loop

season:  Aug-Oct (snow Nov-June, mosquitos July)

length:  7.9 miles

elevation gain:  550'

elevation range:  6550-7100'

rules: Lassen National Forest

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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.