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Brokeoff Mountain Trail

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 4.8 (14)

A strenuous trail which rewards with breathtaking scenery of Lassen Park and much of the region.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

9,218' 2,810 m

High

6,644' 2,025 m

Low

2,574' 785 m

Up

2' 1 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Winter snows and avalanche hazards can close the trail.

Description

The trail begins near the southwest entrance to the park. It ascends from the park road to the top of Brokeoff Mountain, a remnant of Brokeoff Volcano. The first half of the trail is mainly in forest and is near a stream in places. The last half is more exposed with occasional trees and magnificent views in every direction. Areas of snow can cover parts of the trail into mid-summer. Aside from the scenery, the trail offers wildflowers and wildlife. Forest Lake is near the trail about one-third of the way up.

Views include Lassen Peak, Mount Harknes, Mount Shasta, the upper Sacramento Valley and Coast Range, Lake Almanor and more. At the top, you look almost straight down at the Kohm-Ya-Mah-Nee Visitor Center.

Flora & Fauna

Depending on the time of the season, one can see lupines, balsam root, leopard lilies and penstemons to name a few wildflowers. Look for birds, deer, and possibly a black bear in the wooded sections. A pika may be seen at the higher elevations.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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  4.8 from 14 votes

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July 18, 2019
Jul 19, 2019 near Shingle…, CA
Brokeoff Mountain.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
July 18, 2019
Jul 19, 2019 near Shingle…, CA
Brokeoff Mountain.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Brokeoff Mountain - enjoying the view.
Jun 17, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Hiking to Brokeoff Mountain.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA

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Jul 7, 2021
Hayley Riggins
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Jul 25, 2020
Wes Borden
was a great hike, beautiful scenery and a great trail. 7.4mi
Jul 4, 2020
R L
Great views, not too busy, some shade
Jun 11, 2020
Bill Cuthbertson
A little snow in the first mile, more after that. If you don't know the trail you'll have to turn around before the top. 4.5mi — 1h 45m
Sep 1, 2019
Sean K
10h 06m
Jul 18, 2019
Bill Cuthbertson
Hiked 2.1 mi on 7/18/19 First ran into snow about 1/2 a mi in. Wouldn't recommend until August when more snow melt unless you know trail. Great views. 4.2mi — 1h 10m
Oct 13, 2018
Marc Daniel
Hiking with Tim and Roy. Kari is sick and stayed in the tent.
Sep 15, 2018
Selena Fang
2.8mi