Boiling Springs Lake

Chester, California

Boiling Springs Lake Professional Review and Guide

"The milky green waters of Boiling Springs Lake are a relatively gentle example of the volcanic forces at work in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Set in a deep bowl, surrounded by steep cliffs topped by evergreens, the lake simmers peacefully, seeming to belie the warning signs that surround it. The trail to the lake used to be interpretive, with signposts that corresponded to information provided in a small pamphlet describing both geothermal activity and the area’s ecosystems. Since the area was deemed part of the designated wilderness that comprises much of the park’s backcountry, signposts and interpretive materials have been removed. Highlights: A short hike through dense forest to a geothermal lake."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
330 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Best June to September
5,640 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,950 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak; Lassen Volcanic National Park maps by the National Park Service, Earthwalk Press, and Wilderness Press; USDAFS Lassen National Forest
Local Maps

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Jun 2018