"End to end, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through some of the most rugged and scenic parts of Lassen Volcanic National Park. From the seclusion of Badger Flat and the Grassy Swale to the relatively busy, but lovely, Lower Twin Lake and Warner Valley areas, the route is relatively easy, delightful, and will no doubt tempt you to venture onto other segments at various points along its scenic route. From ground zero—where the PCT passes into the north part of the park near Hat Creek—the trail strikes off in an easterly direction, following the track originally laid down by pioneers traveling the Nobles Emigrant Trail in the 1850s and 1860s. The path, a doubletrack set by wagon wheels, rolls through easy and mostly flat terrain through thick stands of timber as it cruises east toward Badger Flat. There are few travelers on this part of the trail, which lends itself to meditative walking. Highlights: The pleasures of this trek are numerous, including the meadow at Badger Flat, the Twin Lakes, the Grassy Swale, and the hydrothermal features around Drakesbad."