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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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Sifford Lakes semi-loop

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

length:  5.8 miles

elevation gain:  800'

elevation range:  6800-7300'

rules: Lassen National Park

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A intriguing semi-loop hike with a sampling of much the backcountry has to offer.  Meadows, lakes, waterfalls, vistas, and forests.

Includes the opportunity to try a cross-country segment, thus avoiding trail routing that takes the hiker down a hill and then right back up it again. You simply leave the trail at Bench Lake and stay at a level elevation until you rejoin the trail 1/3 mile later. Take GPS if not confident you won't get lost in the endless woods.

Otherwise just stay on the marked trails.