Thousand Lakes Wilderness

Thousand Lakes Wilderness is a relatively small wilderness area with stunning lakeside campsites and views of Lassen and Shasta Peaks. There are four ways to enter the wilderness; Tamarack trailhead is the choice of many, as it leads you gradually through a burnt forest (wild flowers in the spring) to Eiler Lake. Cypress Trailhead is a shorter distance, if you are traveling to Crater Peak or Magee and Everett Lakes, but is a nonstop clime for two miles. Magee and Bunchgrass Trailheads are under-utilized and can offer hikers more solitude, but can be more strenuous and overgrown. 

Caribou Wilderness

Caribou Wilderness is a great destination for new and experienced backpackers. The volcanic landscape provides hikers with a gradual incline to beautiful mountain lake destinations. Triangle Lake is a great destination for beginners looking to gain experience backpacking. 

Lassen National Park

Lassen National Park is home to steaming volcanic fumaroles, beautiful mountain meadows, clear lakes, and snow covered peaks. Visitors have the opportunity to summit the peak and backpack to secluded wilderness areas. On a hot summer day, venture down to Manzanita Lake for excellent for fishing, floating, boating, and swimming, with stunning views of Lassen Peak. 

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