Triangle Lake


12.1 miles  600' elevation gain

best season: 
mid July-Sept

2:05 drive

dogs welcome

This is a lovely, pleasant hike.  The hills are gentle and the lakes abundant. The 28 mapped campsites range from good to outstanding.  Nighttimes lakeside are memorable experiences, with the sounds of the nighthawks, the splash of the water, the moon and stars over the lake.

The south half of Caribou Wilderness burned very badly in the Dixie Fire Sept 2021.  This hike covers the trails in the north half where for most part the fire gently thinned the forest and reduced overgrowth. A good example of a desirable, healthy burn which helps protect the forest from future burns. Most of the campsites were unburned.  Many trees down; as of July 2022 about half the trails have been cleared, and the other are passable by stepping over or around logs.

This hike is in Caribou Wilderness; owned by the public, managed by Lassen National Forest. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed in early season.

No Wilderness Permits needed, a California Campfire Permit is required for campfires or gas stoves.

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Note:  sometimes in October the overnight low is 10 degrees colder than the official forecast

Maps  (July 2022 edition)

Avenza version

Adobe PDF version

Gaia GPS-compatible MBtiles

KML track of hike