Lower Kings Creek to Corral Meadow

Chester, California 96020

Lower Kings Creek to Corral Meadow

Lower Kings Creek to Corral Meadow Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Solitude is the primary lure for hikers on the lower section of the Kings Creek Trail. So few walk this path that the Forest Service has not even bothered to mark the trailhead (although, to be fair, most of the route travels through Lassen Volcanic National Park). This 4-mile section of trail goes to the vicinity of Corral Meadow, which, with the encroaching forest, is not as dramatic as it once was. However, there are many other virtues to this route, including Kings Creek, a fine mountain stream. Once at Corral Meadows, connecting trails offer further hiking opportunities.

The most difficult part of the trip will more than likely be locating the start of the trail, which has very indistinct tread and no signs to aid your search. Head northwest on the left side of the usually dry and boulder-strewn overflow channel of Kings Creek. The path becomes more distinct after a short bit, and two signs mark your location—one with mileages to Corral Meadow and Summit Lake and one national park sign. Beyond the boundary, the trail is much more obvious, if seldom used."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
780 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: Mid-May to November
5,330 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Harkness, Reading Peak
Local Maps

Trail Log