Arkright Springs


14.7 miles  1000' elevation gain

best season: 
late Apr-early June
but not if snow below:

2:40 drive

dogs not allowed
(on the trails in Burney Falls State Park)


This is a hike on the famed Pacific Crest Trail. 

It starts with a walk across a dam on the Pit River, and shortly arrives at Burney Falls

6.4 miles in you arrive at at campsites at very large freshwater Arkright Springs

The next day the hike ends at Baum Lake, a birding hot spot.  The Crystal Lake fish hatchery is adjacent

It is an excellent late spring hike, while the Sacramento Valley is heating up, but the High Country is still under snow

It is a shuttle hike, you need two cars. In 2021 there is a shuttle service for hikers out of Burney

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Maps  Apr 2021 edition

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KML track of hike

This hike is in Lassen National Forest; owned by the public, managed by Lassen National Forest. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed except late Summer & early Fall.

Arkright Springs campsite
Arkright Flat campsite