firs & Pinemat manzanita 1/2 way up the trail          Lassen Peak with dragonflies           nearing the summit

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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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Prospect Peak up-and-back

season:  July-Oct (snow Nov-June)

length:  7.6 miles

elevation gain:  2250'

elevation range:  6000-8400'

rules: Lassen National Park

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Let's be honest, this could be a hard, boring hike ... except for the tremendous view along the crater rim at top.

Only two local summit trails are higher (Lassen Peak & Brokeoff Mountain).  Only two hikes have more elevation gain (Brokeoff Mountain & Jakey Lake loop).

This is a hike for disciplined, dedicated hikers.  Achieving the summit is its own reward. 

There is a pleasant campsite sheltered in the gnarled pines on top.