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Manzanita Lake Loop

Easy
 3.8 (14)

This easy trail winds gently around Manzanita Lake and is an ideal trail for families.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

100%

Runnable

5,904' 1,799 m

High

5,863' 1,787 m

Low

57' 17 m

Up

65' 20 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Wildlife

Please note that pets (with the exception of guide dogs) are not permitted on trails, boardwalks, in the backcountry, or in any body of water.

Description

This easy trail winds gently around Manzanita Lake and is an ideal choice for families or others unable to navigate over difficult terrain. Well shaded by looming Jeffrey pines and bordered by lush willows, this trail offers a welcomed respite from the heat of the day. As the trail wanders along the shoreline numerous openings offer runners an opportunity to spot ducks, geese and the occasional muskrat and beaver.

The surrounding forest also offers birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts opportunities to catch glimpses of woodpeckers and deer. The trail is perhaps best known for its spectacular views of Lassen Peak and Chaos Crags which are best viewed in the morning. The trail circles the lake and may be picked up at any point including a spur trail from Loomis Museum and the Manzanita Lake picnic area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 14 votes

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  3.8 from 14 votes
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#847

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#8,801

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Photos

Lassen Peak across Manzanita Lake
Jun 27, 2020 near Shingle…, CA
Mt. Lassen reflects into Manzanita Lake in the late-evening light.
Jun 29, 2017 near Shingle…, CA
Overlooking Chaos Crag (left) and Lassen Peak (right) at Manzanita Lake
May 30, 2018 near Shingle…, CA
Manzanita Lake mirrors Chaos Crags on the left, and Mt. Lassen on the right, on a warm summer evening.
Jun 29, 2017 near Shingle…, CA
The iconic view of Lassen Peak from Manzanita Lake's north end.
Jul 6, 2020 near Shingle…, CA
Manzanita Creek flows gracefully into Manzanita Lake.
Jun 29, 2017 near Shingle…, CA

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