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Mill Creek Falls Trail

Intermediate

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1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 315' 96 m
Descent: -491' -150 m
High: 6,719' 2,048 m
Low: 6,402' 1,951 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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The trail descends through red fir forest and fields of balsam-root to a refreshing overlook.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Features Birding · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Children will especially enjoy the creek crossings. If they make the climbs and descents they can dangle their feet in the cool stream safely above the falls.

Description

The trail begins at the Kohm-Ya-Mah-Nee Visitor Center with a short descent to a bridge over West Sulphur Creek, and then through fields of arrow-leaf balsam-roots before entering red-fir forest. After crossing a refreshing creek (which may be dry later in the summer season), the trail makes some short moderately-steep climbs and then descends to the overlook. From the overlook, the trail descends to cross East Sulphur Creek near Mill Creek Falls. The trail continues on the other side of the falls as the Crumbaugh Lake Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Along with the balsam-roots, you will find a variety of wildflowers in season including columbine and lupine. The red-fir forest hosts other conifers as well. Look for various butterflies and damsel flies, especially along the creeks. Look across the open slopes and in the trees for various birds such as robins, steller's jays and tanagers. You may encounter a black-tailed deer or even a black bear.

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Oct 5, 2019
Matt Krzywicki
Aug 31, 2019
Sean K
Aug 9, 2019
David Scott
Sep 26, 2018
Fernando Mateus Jr
Aug 13, 2018
Genady Shagal
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Jul 24, 2018
Scott Campbell
There and back again with the family. First day in Lassen Volcanic NP. Atlas did great with very little complaint. 3.7mi
Jul 17, 2018
Cara Wogsland
beautiful trail with lots of dumps and downs. Soak your feet in the creek above the waterfall before making the trek back. 4mi
Jul 8, 2018
Bill Cuthbertson
Great trail. Well maintained. Up & Down, mostly down to the falls, so mostly up on the way back. Lots of wildflowers even in mid July. 3.5mi — 2h 00m

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