Drake Lake

Chester, California 96020

Drake Lake

Drake Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"About 4 feet deep around the Fourth of July and half that by Labor Day, Drake Lake may not be the most desirable lake for swimmers and anglers, but this is a popular horseback ride for parties from the Drakesbad Guest Ranch, and a number of hikers and some backpackers visit the forest-rimmed lake with some regularity.

For those who don’t mind the steep climb, there are good views of Warner Valley and some of the surrounding peaks, and the lake itself can be a pleasant spot for a picnic lunch or an overnight camp."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
875 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: June to mid-October
5,640 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak
Local Maps

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