Lassen Volcanic National Park - (7 Miles; O&B) - Brokeoff Mountain

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (Highway 89)
Mineral, California 96063
Shasta County
Phone: 530-595-4480

This trail is one of the most difficult in Lassen Volcanic National Park but offers some of the best views as well.  From a starting elevation of just over 6,600 feet, the peak sits at just over 9,200 feet, taking hikers up 2,600+ feet in 3.5 miles.  From the top (and along the way), visitors are treated to views of Mt. Lassen, Lake Helen, Mt. Shasta, Lake Almanor and more. 
The trail moves through beautiful forests, colorful meadows, over streams and by a couple of ponds while offering incredible views with each and every step.  June (if the park is open) and July are the best months for seeing the variety of wildflowers that call Brokeoff Mountain home.  The pictures below are from late September. 
While well maintained, the trail is rocky and we suggest that you wear good hiking boots. 
Distance: 7 Miles; Round-Trip
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult.  The elevation can have an effect on hikers.  Take your time, brings snacks and drink plenty of water. 
Dogs: No
Camping:  There is plenty of camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park.  Click HERE for more information. 
More info: While the parking lot is just outside of the South Entrance Station, visitors are required to pay the park's entry fee or have an annual pass displayed. 
Click the link for a short video about --> Brokeoff Mountain Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park
 
How to get there: 
From Highway 36, just east of Mineral, take Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (Highway 89) north.  There will be signs along Highway 36 about where to turn.  1/4 mile before the Southern Entrance Station, there is a parking lot with signage for this trailhead.  The map above shows the location of the trailhead. 

Other fun hikes in the park:
Lassen Peak is a great hike as is the hike to the top of Cinder Cone (Northeast part of the park).  The hikes to Mill Creek Falls and Kings Creek Falls are enjoyable and showcase the park's two waterfalls.  The Bumpass Hell trail will take you to the park's biggest hydrothermal area and the Terrace, Shadow and Cliff Lakes Trail is peaceful and gorgeous. 
*Click on the photos to enlarge them 

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