Crumbaugh Lake

Mineral, California

Crumbaugh Lake Professional Review and Guide

"The hike: The secluded cradle of Crumbaugh Lake rings with birdsong and gleams with greenery. The lake, olive green and still, is fed by streams that bleed off the steep slopes that protect it, and serves as the headwaters for the North Arm of Rice Creek. Obvious signs of volcanism here are limited to the lava cliffs that ring the basin; this is pure high country, replete with plentiful wildflowers throughout the hiking season and a plethora of bugs. If you hike the glorified game trail that circumnavigates the lake, be sure to keep your mouth closed, or you are likely to get your daily dose of protein via inhaled insects. Highlights: Bag two pretty lakes with one great hike."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Best July to September
7,380 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,420 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak; Lassen Volcanic National Park maps by the National Park Service, Earthwalk Press, and Wilderness Press; USDAFS Lassen National Forest
Local Maps

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Jun 2018