Billys Peak Lookout

Callahan, California

Billys Peak Lookout Professional Review and Guide

"The Billys Peak Trail is the path to take if you’re a fan of big views and you want instant gratification. It’s a stairway hike straight to the top of a 7,000-foot granite perch on the very edge of the Trinity Alps Wilderness. The 360-degree view from the summit takes in Mount Shasta, Lassen Peak, the Coffee Creek drainage, and a host of peaks in the inner Alps. Despite the name, the summit is not really Billys Peak, but an unnamed island of rock where the fire lookout was built (the real Billys Peak is slightly higher and lies to the northwest). Highlights: A steep but relatively short hike to an old fire lookout site; great view."

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Trail Information

Callahan
Nearby City
6
Distance
2,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Best mid June through October
Season
4,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,100 feet
Top Elevation
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Carrville Peak; USDAFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Maps
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Jun 2018