Mount Harkness loop


6.3 miles   1300' elevation gain   season:  Aug-Oct   drive: 1:45


Lassen Peak & Juniper Lake from near summit


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Horses welcome, day permit required.  No permit needed for day hikers.  Permit required for overnight hiking.  Sorry, no dogs or bicycles.  Lassen National Park entrance fee.



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The other hikes in the eastern half of Lassen Park lack dramatic vistas.  Not this one.

Mount Harkness gets you well above the broad, green forest, and up to where you can 'see forever' in all directions. 

Most people hike back down the same way they came up.  But make a loop of it, for new and different sights and sensations on the way back. Such as the lakeside walk along Juniper Lake.