Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers
Generally accessible during late June though October, until snowfall.
This trail is not recommended for trail running. The trail is more of a steep scramble, and can be very slippery with loose gravel.
There are multiple paths alongside each other to reach Albert Lake (also known as Albers Lake). The route is fairly easy to identify on noticeable but semi-developed trails, and maps do show a specific trail path that is feasible. Climbing up or down the paths to/from Albert Lake can involve some rocks and slippery gravel scrambling, and may be difficult enough for some to warrant leaving large packs down at Paynes Lake. '
There is a campsite at Albers Lake that can reached by crossing over logs near the outlet. The area has become increasingly popular, with July/August seeing Pacific Crest Trail runners crowd into this area. Views of Mount Shasta can be had on this trail, overlooking Paynes Lake.
Flora & Fauna
Intense biodiversity of conifers, lots of wildflowers, and excellent birding.
Shared By: Dara Zimmerman