Beegum Gorge Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Beegum Gorge Trail leads down a long shelf road that wraps around Beegum Gorge, to finish at a small, undeveloped USFS camping area along Beegum Creek. The first part of the road climbs the rise above Platinum Gulch through private property before entering BLM land. From here, the trail makes a steady descent along a shelf road, which has an adequate number of passing places. Lassen Peak can be seen through the gorge to the east. Beegum Peak, on the east side of the gorge, is made up of pocketed limestone that has some beehives. Special Attractions: Remains of the Chrome Mine; Views into Beegum Gorge and camping along Beegum Creek. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."