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Rocky Pool
in-and-back

EASY DAY HIKE


4.8 miles  400' elevation gain

best season: 
Mar-Nov
but not if snow below:
4,100'


1:00 drive

dogs welcome


This hike has several water features.  It follows Deer Creek down the canyon.  In much of California Deer Creek would be considered a small river.  And there are four named side creeks the trail crosses.

The destination is Rocky Pool, and large and deep pool on Deer Creek.  There are conveniently situated black rock outcrops poolside, suitable for relaxing in the sunshine.

The trail is mostly shaded, and has no significant climbs.

There is an excellent campsite just downstream from Rocky Pool.  It has a fire ring,and over a dozen tent sites, most with creek frontage. Other hikes with campsites

Hot in summer, but good swimming.  Grass has prickly seeds in June.

Peak fall foliage color is in late October

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.

Dead Horse campsite
Sugarloaf campsite
Rocky Pool campsite
Trails End campsite



current weather forecast


Street View of trailhead


webcam at similar elevation as hike access road


Maps  revised Apr 2022

Avenza version

Adobe PDF version

KML track of hike