Crystal Lake          Lassen Peak across Crystal Lake          Mount Harkness

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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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Crystal Lake up-and-back

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

length:  1.1 miles

elevation gain:  400'

elevation range:  6800-7200'

rules: Lassen National Park

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Crystal Lake is a brief, steep hike up from the gravel Juniper Lake road.

Good views over to Mount Harkness.  And you can just see the top of Lassen Peak from the south side of Crystal Lake.

This is a worthy hike for your consideration