MODERATE DAY HIKE
7.5 miles 1,300' elevation gain
A somewhat remote hike in Lassen National Forest. Decades ago a 4WD route was bulldozed to Spencer Meadows, but the land has more recently been managed as a roadless area. The hike follows part of the old 4WD route.
Route-finding is not especially difficult for experienced hikers, but others should bring GPS so you can retrace your steps in case you lose the track. A section has not been maintained for years and a couple stretches are essentially cross-country through open forest.
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.