Blue Lake


7.5 miles  1,300' elevation gain

best season: 

1:30 drive

dogs welcome

A somewhat remote hike in Lassen National Forest.  The trail rarely visited and is somewhat faint in places.

Scenic and varied country, with two lakes, a large creek, a couple hot brushy areas, dense and open forest, and a large marshy meadow.  The meadow has abundant wildflowers in July, especially in its northern reaches.

There are pretty campsites at Blue Lake and Spencer Meadows.

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

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Maps  (July 2017 edition)

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KML track of hike