Almanor Recreation Trail

Plumas National Forest, California

Distance10.5mi
Elevation Gain1,690ft
Trailhead Elevation4,510ft
Top4,689ft
Elevation Min/Max4503/4689ft
Elevation Start/End4510/4510ft

Almanor Recreation Trail

Almanor Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Plumas County, California. It is within Plumas National Forest and Lassen National Forest. It is 10.5 miles long and begins at 4,510 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,690 feet. The Almanor Post Office (historical) (elevation 4,554 feet) post office and the Almanor Campground camp site can be seen along the trail.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"A hike along the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is far from a wilderness experience, but this paved path provides a pleasant tour along the southwest side of the lake through campgrounds, picnic areas, and summer homes. Several access points allow trail users to shorten the journey, which provides plenty of good lake views, as well as sights of Lassen Peak and other summits within the park, and Dyer Mountain to the northeast. Pack a picnic lunch, swimsuit, or fishing pole for added fun." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Thom Gabrukiewicz
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"In summer, the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is a wide, inviting paved path that meanders along the scenic western shore of this lake, which has 55 miles of shoreline and is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide. The lake was created in 1914 to fuel a hydroelectric plant operated by the Great Western Power Company; its name is a combination of Alice, Martha, and Elinore, the daughters of the company’s vice president. Canyon Dam, on the lakeshore, was built in 1927 to harness the North Fork FeatherRiver." Read more
Best Hikes With Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jason Fator
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"In summer, the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is a wide, inviting paved path that meanders along the scenic western shore of this lake, which has 55 miles of shoreline and is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide. The lake was created in 1914 to fuel a hydroelectric plant operated by the Great Western Power Company; its name is a combination of Alice, Martha, and Elinore, the daughters of the company’s vice president. Canyon Dam, on the lakeshore, was built in 1927 to harness the North Fork Feather River." Read more

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Trail Information

Plumas National Forest
Nearby City
Plumas National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Lassen National Forest, Almanor Ranger District
Local Contacts
Lassen National Forest
Local Maps

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Dec 2018