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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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Fantastic Lava Beds loop

season:  June-Oct (snow Nov-May)

length:  13.8 miles

elevation gain:  1300'

elevation range:  6000-6400'

rules: Lassen National Park

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This hike is a pure loop, with no retracing steps. It circumnavigates the Fantastic Lava Beds, while visiting the two large lakes on either end.

There are no significant climbs, but the cinder fields alongside Cinder Cone can be a bit difficult and are recommended for the cool of the morning.

This is a good long leg-stretcher.

There are some fine campsites on the shores of Snag Lake.  Wildflowers peak in June.