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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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Paradise Meadows up-and-back

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

length:  2.8 miles

elevation gain:  600'

elevation range:  6440-7040'

rules: Lassen National Park

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Good for all, but beginners may find this hike especially rewarding.  The beauty/effort ratio is high.

It has a fairly stiff climb up along a branch of Hat Creek which suddenly opens up at idyllic Paradise Meadow. 

No cars, no human structures.  A crystal-clear creek meandering through lush grasses and sedges.  It feels like being deep in the wilderness.

And then a short walk back downhill to the trailhead.