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blueBlack Ridge Lakes Trail

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 990' 302 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 7,986' 2,434 m
Low: 6,998' 2,133 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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A dense forest filled with wildflowers leads to gorgeous views of two alpine lakes in the shadow of Mount Diller.

Hunter R

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Travel up the Ridge Lakes Trail to experience gorgeous wildflowers, dense coniferous forests, and pristine alpine lakes.

Starting from the Sulphur Works Parking Area, the trail begins a steady ascent through fern and wildflower-laden forest to reach glimpses of this area's hydrothermal activity in action at nearby Sulphur Works. Continuing upward, the trail navigates a drainage before cresting its climb in an open basin nestled between Mount Diller and Brokeoff Mountain. From here, enjoy pleasant views of the lakes and an up-close look at Lassen's characteristic volcanic-alpine environment while you break out your sandwich and revel in your accomplishment.

When you've had your fill of the view and are ready to head back, simply follow the trail back the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

In the right season, keep your eyes peeled for mules ear, Indian paintbrush, and lupine.

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Aug 25, 2018
Christie Dean
saw a couple deer half way to lake that weren’t interested in running away from us
Aug 11, 2018
Shih-Yi Hsiung
Arrived the Ridge Lake at 2:15 pm 1mi
Jan 28, 2018
Aaron V
6mi
Aug 23, 2017
Daniel Roberts
Jun 26, 2016
Kerry Hosken
Jun 25, 2016
Kerry Hosken

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