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Blue Lake
loop

MODERATE DAY HIKE


7.5 miles  1,300' elevation gain

best season: 
July-Oct
 


1:30 drive

dogs welcome


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.
 


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