Dersch Meadows to Cliff Lake

Mineral, California 96061

Dersch Meadows to Cliff Lake

Dersch Meadows to Cliff Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The shortest and least difficult route to Cliff Lake and the two neighboring lakes, Shadow and Terrace, is via the high route from the Terrace Lake Trailhead. Except for very short, gently graded stretches near a pair of meadows, this lower route from Dersch Meadows climbs stiffly for the first 3.5 miles.

When snow blankets the upper trail from the Terrace Lake Trailhead down to Shadow Lake, usually until mid- or late July, the low route is more desirable. Hikers in good condition who don’t mind a bit of climbing will find the scenery and the solitude rewarding during any season."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
825 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best: July to mid-October
6,665 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,340 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak
Local Maps