Cluster and Twin Lakes Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This nearly 11-mile loop trip samples a number of what are considered to be some of the park’s best lakes—Little Bear,
Big Bear, Silver, Feather, Lower Twin, Upper Twin, and Echo. Strong hikers can complete the loop as a day hike, but backpackers will have the opportunity to spend more time exploring the lakes and visiting far-?ung destinations by way of several connecting trails.
Echo is the only lake with a camping ban, but backpackers have plenty of other sites to choose from in the mostly forested backcountry. The circuit also o?ers occasional views of Lassen, Reading, and Prospect Peaks. The journey through the Cluster Lakes travels through an area that was burned in the 2012 Reading Fire. Backpackers should plan on camping at Twin Lakes, which are outside of the ?re zone."