Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 33

DRAKESBAD RESORT to OLD STATION POST OFFICE: Head into the remote corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park on this 22.4-mile section past high mountain lakes ringed with conifers and a backdrop of cinder cone volcanoes.
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DRAKESBAD RESORT to OLD STATION POST OFFICE: Head into the remote corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park on this 22.4-mile section past high mountain lakes ringed with conifers and a backdrop of cinder cone volcanoes.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 36.0

Waypoints

PCT848

Location: 40.4429016113281, -121.393615722656

PCT starts @ E end of Warner Valley Campground; hike NW

PCT849

Location: 40.4484977722168, -121.40251159668

Straight @ Sifford Lake trail

PCT850

Location: 40.4606323242188, -121.402481079102

Straight @ Kelly Camp trail

PCT851

Location: 40.4636154174805, -121.403846740723

R @ junction with Summit Lake Trail

PCT852

Location: 40.4734153747559, -121.386299133301

Grassy Swale Creek

PCT853

Location: 40.4784507751465, -121.369247436523

Go L @ Horseshoe Lake Trail

PCT854

Location: 40.4929161071777, -121.365600585938

Straight @ junction with Horseshoe Lake Trail

PCT855

Location: 40.4975166320801, -121.365699768066

Swan Lake

PCT856

Location: 40.5052490234375, -121.362686157227

Nice campsites in the forested edge of large Lower Twin Lake and trail junction to Upper Twin Lake

PCT857

Location: 40.5079498291016, -121.360816955566

Straight @ Rainbow Lake trail

PCT858

Location: 40.5098991394043, -121.362266540527

Straight @ Echo Lake trail

PCT859

Location: 40.5119819641113, -121.36328125

Twin Lakes Ranger Station; a remote backcountry ranger station

PCT860

Location: 40.5153999328613, -121.364418029785

R @ Y Feather Lake trail

PCT861

Location: 40.5467834472656, -121.364616394043

Keep straight on PCT @ Cinder Cone trail junction, unless you want to head E to visit the worthwhile Cinder Cone, one of the parks more notable features

PCT862

Location: 40.5610656738281, -121.405982971191

Stay straight @ Cluster Lake trail and a creek at Badger Flat

PCT863

Location: 40.5610008239746, -121.438117980957

R @ Y junction

PCT864

Location: 40.5632514953613, -121.443168640137

Lassen Volcanic National Park boundary; trail register and spur L to a horse corral

PCT865

Location: 40.5741348266602, -121.459297180176

L @ junction near road end

PCT866

Location: 40.5928153991699, -121.466835021973

Cross dirt road

PCT867

Location: 40.601734161377, -121.470634460449

Walk on this dirt road going N along creek

PCT868

Location: 40.6128005981445, -121.466651916504

Cross good dirt road

PCT869

Location: 40.6248512268066, -121.452499389648

Cross good dirt road

PCT870

Location: 40.643482208252, -121.45881652832

Cross dirt road

PCT871

Location: 40.6467323303223, -121.458984375

PCT stays R @ Y along gated dirt road; head L to check out store and post office in the tiny community of Old Station by following dirt road to the buildings

PCT872

Location: 40.6511497497559, -121.459617614746

Tip: Old Station Store serves big ice cream cones

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Peak over meadow

Location: 40.446418762207, -121.392860412598

©Jack Haskel