Emerald Lake and Lake Helen

Mineral, California 96063

Emerald Lake and Lake Helen

Emerald Lake and Lake Helen Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This trip o?ers snowshoers a great way to experience some of the best scenery the park has to o?er. Lake Helen was named in tribute to the ?rst woman known to have scaled 10,457-foot Lassen Peak, Helen T. Brodt, in 1864. Positioned below the south slope of the mountain, the picturesque lake a?ords superb views of the park’s namesake peak.

Along the way, various other park landmarks are visible, including Brokeo? Mountain, Mount Diller, Diamond Peak, and Eagle Peak. In addition, the route passes directly by Sulphur Works and skirts not far from Bumpass Hell, two of the park’s most popular geothermal areas in summer. Those searching for an overnight or multi-day adventure can establish a basecamp near Lake Helen and explore some of the wonders of the park from there."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,460 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best December to April
6,725 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Lassen Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018