West Prospect Peak Trail

Old Station, California 96071

West Prospect Peak Trail

West Prospect Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"In terms of girth, West Prospect Peak rates among the mightiest in Lassen National Forest. And no wonder there’s a lookout atop this lofty, densely conifered mountain—the panorama reveals a plethora of place names and well-known volcanoes. Bowl-shaped West Prospect Peak itself is a shield dome volcano, and so is its nearest neighbor, Prospect Peak. That explains why they look like twins. To enlist for this epic endeavor, the body should be fit and the soul may no doubt be crazed, for those are the ideal traits to accomplish this mission. Actually, the journey might be shorter if lack of low-elevation snow allows you to drive a few miles along this route. Rest assured, you’ll most likely have the whole place to yourself for days as you travel past scenic Hat Creek, along the low flanks of Badger Mountain, and then up the south face of view-laden West Prospect Peak."

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Trail Information

Old Station
Nearby City
24
Distance
3,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2–3 days
Duration
Winter
Season
Hat Creek Ranger District-Lassen National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS West Prospect Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018