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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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Heart Lake in-and-back

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

length:  4.8 miles

elevation gain:  1000'

elevation range:  5700-6700'

rules: Lassen National Forest

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Up through a dark forest the hiker walks, arriving Heart Lake after passing through Heart Gap and crossing Digger Creek.

This makes an easy dayhike, or one can camp overnight at the good campsites next to the lake. And watch the sunrise the next morning.

This corner of Lassen National Forest is off the beaten track, and will likely not be crowded.  Dogs are welcome here, and yours may enjoy fetching sticks thrown into the lake.