Prospect Peak

Old Station, California 96071

Prospect Peak

Prospect Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In the past, a ?re spotter lived at the lookout atop Prospect Peak, scanning the wide-ranging vista from above the 8,338-foot summit. All that remains of the lookout today are some pieces of broken glass and decaying bits of lumber, but the view is still remarkable, despite a maturing and thriving forest along the rim of the young cinder cone.

After the ?rst half-mile, the ascent becomes increasingly sti?, but the trail passes through interesting and changing patterns of vegetation, with a pine forest, followed by a red ?r belt, and then an open, subalpine forest. The climb to Prospect Peak is one of the more physically taxing trails in the Butte Lake area, providing a reasonable amount of solitude and serenity for those up to the task."

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Trail Information

Old Station
Nearby City
2,263 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Best: Early July to October
6,075 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,338 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Prospect Peak
Local Maps