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Triangle Lake-Caribou Trail

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Good forest trail to Triangle Lake, passing small lakes along the way. Takes one into the Caribou Wilderness from LVNP.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Point to Point

7,123' 2,171 m

High

6,967' 2,124 m

Low

224' 68 m

Up

124' 38 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Trail start to mile mark 1.3 (western stretch) is in Lassen Volcanic National Park:
- no dogs allowed
- land manager is the National Park Service

Mile mark 1.3 to trail end (eastern stretch) is in Lassen National Forest/Caribou Wilderness:
- dogs are allowed
- land manager is the National Forest Service

Description

The Triangle Lake-Caribou Trail start as shown in this description, is found in the fir forest at a marked trail junction along Widow Lake to Snag Lake Trail. Turn off to the east here to hike to Triangle Lake in the Caribou Wilderness.

Triangle Lake-Caribou Trail is a gently rolling trail in thin fir forest with wildflowers. Although it passes Black Butte and there are mountains all around, the trees hide all the views of these. After the first 1.3 miles in the forest, the trail comes to a small lake and the National Park/Caribou Wilderness boundary, marked by a sign.

Continuing on into the Caribou Wilderness, the trail remains thinly forested and easy to follow. Several tiny lakes are passed before arriving at Triangle Lake, where this trail ends at a trail junction with one of several trails in the Caribou Wilderness. From Triangle Lake one can continue on to visit many more lakes and a few Caribou Wilderness trailheads.

Flora & Fauna

Thin fir forest. Bright green pinemat manzanita ground cover in places. Narrow-flower lupines, a yellow lupine (most lupines are shades of blue and purple), are all over the place, especially on the eastern stretches. Deer live here.

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Looking east across Triangle Lake.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA
Beautiful, high, thin fir forest with low growing pinemat manzanita ground cover.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA
The trail to Triangle Lake heading east toward the Caribou Wilderness.
Jun 29, 2021 near Chester, CA

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Jun 25, 2021
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