Crystal Lake

Chester, California 96020

Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Usually, the combination of a scenic destination and a short trail is prescription for overuse, especially within the boundaries of a national park. Fortunately, Crystal Lake is located in one of the more remote areas of Lassen Volcanic, so the scenic lake and its simple 0.4-mile trail are relatively quiet.

Despite its short length, the path is moderate to moderately steep almost the entire way. Crystal Lake is a favorite among swimmers searching for a refreshing dip and anglers hoping to hook a good-size trout. Fair to good views of nearby Juniper Lake, Mt. Harkness, and Lassen Peak provide an added bonus."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
380 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: Mid-June to October
6,835 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Harkness
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