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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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Drake Lake up-and-back

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

length:  5.0 miles

elevation gain:  850'

elevation range:  5600-6500'

rules: Lassen National Park

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"The trail less taken" describes the route up to Drake Lake.

In between the popular hydrothermal features in the Drakesbad area, this trail ascends steeply up to lonesome Drake Lake.

There is a suitable campsite on the far end of the lake.