Eureka Peak

Graeagle, California

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A prime representative of the transition peaks between the northern volcanoes and the Sierra range. At Eureka Peak, forested slopes give way to sheer andesite cliffs and blocks. The climb affords views from Lake Tahoe to Mount Lassen. Eureka Peak is the sister summit of Sierra Buttes in the Plumas County mountains. The hike to the top of Eureka, though steep in spots, is short and largely shaded by pines, incense cedars, and oaks.
Climbing California's Mountains

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Climbing California's Mountains

by Jay Anderson (Falcon Guides)

A prime representative of the transition peaks between the northern volcanoes and the Sierra range. At Eureka Peak, forested slopes give way to sheer andesite cliffs and blocks. The climb affords views from Lake Tahoe to Mount Lassen. Eureka Peak is the sister summit of Sierra Buttes in the Plumas County mountains. The hike to the top of Eureka, though steep in spots, is short and largely shaded by pines, incense cedars, and oaks.

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Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Graeagle
Distance: 6.6
Elevation Gain: 1,997 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Class: Class 3
Season: Best May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500 feet
Top Elevation: 7,494 feet
Local Contacts: Plumas - Eureka State Park
Local Maps: Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Gold Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Eureka Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2007
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Nice loop hike to the top of Eureka peak, good views on top. Nice lake at trailhead with fishing.



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