Inspiration Point

Chester, California

Inspiration Point Professional Review and Guide

"To the north, Prospect Peak hovers over the Cinder Cone, the Fantastic Lava Beds, and Snag Lake. The Red Cinder Cone and Red Cinder rise out of a broad expanse of forest that spreads northeast. Looking south, Juniper Lake lies cool and blue below the balding summit of Mount Harkness. And to the west, just visible through the crowns of the trees, Lassen Peak, barren and streaked with snow even as the season edges from summer to fall, lords over it all. These wonderful views are more than ample reward for making the quick climb to Inspiration Point. Highlights: A spectacular circle of views can be enjoyed from Inspiration Point, including Lassen Peak, Prospect Peak, and Mount Harkness."

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Trail Information

Chester
Nearby City
1.2
Distance
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Best June to September
Season
6,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,200 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Harkness Peak; Lassen Volcanic National Park maps by the National Park Service, Earthwalk Press, and Wilderness Press; USDAFS Lassen National Forest
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Jun 2018