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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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Jakey Lake loop

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

length:  20.4 miles (+ option to climb Red Cinder)

elevation gain:  2450' (+ option to climb Red Cinder)

elevation range:  6000-7650'

rules: Lassen National Park

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This is our hardest hike.  It has been done as a dayhike, but it is recommended to camp overnight at Jakey Lake. The trail between Jakey and Widow Lakes is the least maintained in the Park.*  It is not hard to follow for experienced hikers, but GPS is recommended for most.

Somewhat drier forest than Horseshoe Lake loop (also 20.4 miles), and with a greater chance  of solitude.

The cross-country route up rarely climbed Red Cinder is challenging, and will reward the vigorous adventurer with an excellent view.

*except for the trails entering the Park from the National Forest.  These bypass the entrance fee stations, and, other than the PCT, the Park Service has mostly abandoned them.