Best Trails Near Mineral CA

Mineral has 80 trails in the vicinity, including 68 hiking trails and 4 for backpacking. These trails range from 0 to 42 miles in length. The longest trail in Mineral is Lassen Lollipop a well-known trail measuring 42 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Cluster and Twin Lakes Loop, Mill Creek and Mount Diller. Trails.com member Chiara A. recently completed Lassen Volcanic National Park: Manzanita Lake Trail.

More information on the best trails in Mineral can be found below.
  • Mill Creek Falls

    3 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Mill Creek Falls is a vigorous whitewater spill of nearly 100 feet. The spray from the falls darkens the cream- and gold-colored rock of the cliff over which it cascades, and the narrow gorge ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Mill Creek Falls is a vigorous whitewater spill of nearly 100 feet. The spray from the falls darkens the cream- and gold-colored ...

  • Warner Valley Campground

    3 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Warner Valley Campground is a great place to visit. It caters to tent campers (the road in is not recommended for trailers), and there aren’t even any bears (thanks to the new bear boxes). There ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Warner Valley Campground is a great place to visit. It caters to tent campers (the road in is not recommended for trailers), ...

  • Cold Boiling Lake

    2 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Cold Boiling Lake is unique in this volcanic park for its subtlety. It lies quietly in its alpine basin, surrounded by a still forest and black-streaked dacite cliffs. Its shores are placid and ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Cold Boiling Lake is unique in this volcanic park for its subtlety. It lies quietly in its alpine basin, surrounded by a ...

  • Kings Creek Falls

    2 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    The hike: Invigorating. That’s the first—and most apt—word that comes to mind when I think of the trail to Kings Creek Falls. And, truthfully, though the falls are spectacular, the cascades above ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike: Invigorating. That’s the first—and most apt—word that comes to mind when I think of the trail to Kings Creek Falls. ...

  • Sulphur Works

    2 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This remarkable little hike follows boardwalks around the steaming remains of Mount Tehama, a composite volcano whose remnants define the skyline of the southern reaches of Lassen Volcanic National ...
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This remarkable little hike follows boardwalks around the steaming remains of Mount Tehama, a composite volcano whose remnants ...

  • Cluster and Twin Lakes Loop

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This nearly 11-mile loop trip samples a number of what are considered to be some of the park’s best lakes—Little Bear, Big Bear, Silver, Feather, Lower Twin, Upper Twin, and Echo. Strong hikers ...
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This nearly 11-mile loop trip samples a number of what are considered to be some of the park’s best lakes—Little Bear, Big ...

  • Twin Meadows

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    The trek to Twin Meadows is one of those cases where the journey, as much as the destination, is the reward. The meadows themselves are lovely, their tender grasses and prolific wildflowers bordered ...
    •  Day hike
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trek to Twin Meadows is one of those cases where the journey, as much as the destination, is the reward. The meadows ...

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This is the nation’s first volcanic national park. It contains not only the dormant 10,457-foot Lassen Peak, but three other major volcanic structures, two shield volcanoes (ranging from 6,000 ...
    •  Guide

    This is the nation’s first volcanic national park. It contains not only the dormant 10,457-foot Lassen Peak, but three other ...

  • Nanny Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Here’s a peaceful route deep into a dark forest that features a few clearings for long-distance views to the south, gigantic rock outcrops often topped with snow, and swift Nanny Creek, a scenic ...
    •  3–5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Here’s a peaceful route deep into a dark forest that features a few clearings for long-distance views to the south, gigantic ...

  • Ridge Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Want that alpine high with a minimum of effort? Hiking to Ridge Lakes might be right up your alley. But don’t misunderstand: A minimum of effort doesn’t mean you won’t have to work to reach these ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Want that alpine high with a minimum of effort? Hiking to Ridge Lakes might be right up your alley. But don’t misunderstand: ...

  • Terrace and Shadow Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Cupped at the northern edge of a narrow basin, with nothing but the sky and the forested summits of faraway peaks visible over the basin’s lip, Terrace Lake appears to sit on the edge of the ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Cupped at the northern edge of a narrow basin, with nothing but the sky and the forested summits of faraway peaks visible ...

  • Cliff Lake

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This sweet little lake is made all the more tempting because it lies off the beaten path. Even on the busiest summer weekends, this secluded tarn sees little traffic, as hikers often skip past ...
    •  Day hike
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This sweet little lake is made all the more tempting because it lies off the beaten path. Even on the busiest summer weekends, ...

  • Sifford Lake

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    The cup of dark gray rock that cradles Sifford Lake is almost perfectly round. A smattering of evergreens shades its shoreline, but mostly the lake’s shores are open, and bathed in sunlight. ...
    •  Day hike
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The cup of dark gray rock that cradles Sifford Lake is almost perfectly round. A smattering of evergreens shades its shoreline, ...

  • Kings Creek Falls, Bench Lake, and Sifford Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    The hike: First, there is the lovely Lower Meadow. Then the wild cascades along Kings Creek. Below these, steep Kings Creek Falls. Next, yawning caves tucked in gray cliffs that hover over the ...
    •  Day hike
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike: First, there is the lovely Lower Meadow. Then the wild cascades along Kings Creek. Below these, steep Kings Creek ...

  • Nobles Trail to Badger Flat

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Walk a bit of history along a segment of the Nobles Emigrant Trail. For nearly the first 4 miles, the old wagon road heads downstream within earshot of Hat Creek, crossing the stream a couple ...
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk a bit of history along a segment of the Nobles Emigrant Trail. For nearly the first 4 miles, the old wagon road heads ...

  • Dersch Meadows to Cliff Lake

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    The shortest and least difficult route to Cliff Lake and the two neighboring lakes, Shadow and Terrace, is via the high route from the Terrace Lake Trailhead. Except for very short, gently graded ...
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The shortest and least difficult route to Cliff Lake and the two neighboring lakes, Shadow and Terrace, is via the high route ...

  • Echo and Twin Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Summit Lake is both a popular campground and a departure point for hikers and backpackers bound for the central part of Lassen Volcanic National Park. This popular trip visits dreamy Echo Lake, ...
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Summit Lake is both a popular campground and a departure point for hikers and backpackers bound for the central part of Lassen ...

  • Corral Meadow-Swan Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Dropping approximately 700 feet in the first 3.3 miles, this trip offers the easiest approach to the spacious campsites along the west margin of Corral Meadow. From there, hikers and backpackers ...
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Dropping approximately 700 feet in the first 3.3 miles, this trip offers the easiest approach to the spacious campsites along ...

  • Corral Meadow

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Corral Meadow may not be one of Lassen Volcanic’s famous flower-filled, open meadows, but this meadow— actually more of a forested flat today— offers pleasant walking and camping along a serene ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Corral Meadow may not be one of Lassen Volcanic’s famous flower-filled, open meadows, but this meadow— actually more of a ...

  • Summit Lake

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This easy stroll around the mostly forested shoreline of Summit Lake is suitable for hikers of all ages. The popular trail is a favorite for campers staying at the two lakeside campgrounds, as ...
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy stroll around the mostly forested shoreline of Summit Lake is suitable for hikers of all ages. The popular trail ...

  • Kings Creek Falls and Bench Lake Loop

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    On this trip, hikers can enjoy the beauty of Kings Creek Cascades and Falls, as well as the seclusion and serenity found on the other 3-plus miles of trail. This semiloop passes quiet Bench Lake ...
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    On this trip, hikers can enjoy the beauty of Kings Creek Cascades and Falls, as well as the seclusion and serenity found ...

  • Kings Creek Falls

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    It’s exhilarating to visit Kings Creek Falls when the creek is swollen with snowmelt, as a riotous display of whitewater careens hell-bent down a narrow and steep chasm of rock, and the thunderous ...
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    It’s exhilarating to visit Kings Creek Falls when the creek is swollen with snowmelt, as a riotous display of whitewater ...

  • Sifford Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This easy trail provides access to a lightly forested bench that holds a handful of scenic lakes suitable for both dayhikers and backpackers. Swimmers should find the water temperatures quite ...
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy trail provides access to a lightly forested bench that holds a handful of scenic lakes suitable for both dayhikers ...

  • Upper Kings Creek

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    This very short trail follows a stretch of Kings Creek downstream from the picnic area to the Main Park road.
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This very short trail follows a stretch of Kings Creek downstream from the picnic area to the Main Park road.

  • Twin Meadows

    0 Reviews

    Mineral, CA

    Even though this relatively short trail leads to picturesque meadows, the majority of hikers heading out from the Kings Creek Picnic Area follow the trail to Cold Boiling Lake and points beyond, ...
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Even though this relatively short trail leads to picturesque meadows, the majority of hikers heading out from the Kings Creek ...