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Lassen National Park Hiking & Camping

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-Backpacking & Camping at Butte Lake (Lassen National Forest)-

Come join the NorCal Snowboarders crew for 2 nights at Butte Lake in Lassen National Forest. (Overnighter is optional as well). A MODERATE trail winding around two lakes, Butte and Snag Lakes, through the cinder fields. This trip makes a great overnight backpacking trip. This a moderate hike, with gentle elevation gain around both Butte and Snag Lakes. The trail is well marked, easy to follow, and rarely busy. Once you circle around both lakes, the landscape opens onto the cinder fields. Take note to follow the established trail only in order to minimize impacts on the cinder fields. Travel across the cinder fields and straight up the backside of the the Cinder Cone. This is by far, the most strenuous portion of this trip. Elevation gain up Cinder Cone is only about 800 ft. but hiking up the cinder is like walking in find sand. Make sure to take the time to explore the top of Cinder Cone before decending down the other side and making the roughtly mile hike back to the Butte Lake Campground.


OPTION 1: Depart Friday July 14th, hike in, stay 2 nights and return Sun July 16th

OPTION 2: Depart Saturday AM July 15th, hike in, do an overnight stay and return Sun July 16th

COST: 0$, permit acquired thru our great friend Chana

CARPOOL: $50 (4 hour drive 1 way)



• Hiking boots 

• Water 

• Bear Can 

• Water Filter 

• Tent 

• Sleeping Bag 

• Food 

• Sunscreen 

• Jet Boiler 

Later Event: July 22
Hike to Maggie's Peak, Tahoe