Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 32

CA 36 to DRAKESBAD RESORT: Pick up some steam on this 17.4-mile segment through the puffing geysers and thermal lakes of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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CA 36 to DRAKESBAD RESORT: Pick up some steam on this 17.4-mile segment through the puffing geysers and thermal lakes of Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 28.0

Waypoints

PCT826

Location: 40.261672, -121.33886

CA 36; head N on PCT

PCT827

Location: 40.270535, -121.3423

Cross dirt road

PCT828

Location: 40.274448, -121.342583

Cross dirt road

PCT829

Location: 40.285366, -121.34227

Cross dirt road

PCT830

Location: 40.291233, -121.343636

Cross dirt road

PCT831

Location: 40.294117, -121.341515

Creeklet from Stover Spring

PCT832

Location: 40.296902, -121.341949

Cross dirt road

PCT833

Location: 40.299015, -121.342346

Stover Springs; primitive car camping area good for backpackers

PCT834

Location: 40.310818, -121.34655

Cross dirt road

PCT835

Location: 40.351234, -121.360268

Cross dirt road

PCT836

Location: 40.351818, -121.351364

Cross North Fork Feather River

PCT837

Location: 40.360802, -121.354385

Cross good dirt road

PCT838

Location: 40.366417, -121.359116

Pond

PCT839

Location: 40.406651, -121.383781

Spring

PCT840

Location: 40.409466, -121.384102

Enter Lassen Volcanic National Park

PCT841

Location: 40.411434, -121.387268

Swampy Little Willow Lake

PCT842

Location: 40.422218, -121.380096

PCT head L; worthy spur on R to Terminal Geyser (which is actually a fumarole)

PCT843

Location: 40.436299, -121.397381

Boiling Springs Lake; a hot, volcanically active teal-blue lake; stay far back from the shore for your own safety

PCT844

Location: 40.440709, -121.403947

Go R on PCT @ trail to Drake Lake

PCT845

Location: 40.441558, -121.403711

Spur L to Drakesbad Ranch, a backcountry resort usually pretty welcoming to thru-hikers

PCT846

Location: 40.442064, -121.400621

Bridge over creek below Drakesbad Ranch

PCT847

Location: 40.442917, -121.39772

Warner Valley Trailhead; continue walking on the road going E

PCT848

Location: 40.442799, -121.393948

E end of Warner Valley Camp

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Boiling Springs Lake

Location: 40.436397, -121.397746

A hot, volcanically active teal-blue lake ©Jack Haskel

Shores of Boiling Spring Lake

Location: 40.436463, -121.398089

©Jack Haskel

Peak over meadow

Location: 40.442816, -121.393776

©Jack Haskel

Drakesbad Resort

Location: 40.443768, -121.400505

©Jack Haskel