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Caribou Wilderness

Lassen National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Review Highlights
Good day hike into some beautiful lakes

We took the southern hike, from the Hay Meadows trailhead. When we went in July, the forest service... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
Craig T
San Rafael, California
Excellant hiking/backing area.

This area has many small lakes, wild flowers, and is not heavily used. An average fitness level for... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2015
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Wilderness which offers hiking, camping and viewing of wild flowers.
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29 Jul 2015
“Good day hike into some beautiful lakes”
11 Jul 2015
“Excellant hiking/backing area.”
Lassen National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

We took the southern hike, from the Hay Meadows trailhead. When we went in July, the forest service had not removed all the tree fall that was across the trail, so it was kind of hard to get around. But there are some beautiful lakes...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This area has many small lakes, wild flowers, and is not heavily used. An average fitness level for easy to moderate hiking. Meadow areas can have mosquitos, be prepared.

Thank Mom56CA
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If your are a dog lover and have large dogs this isn't the place to go! the staff is intimadated of large breeds and there people skills are about 3rd grade instead of talking there yellers, at 65 years old it , just doesn't work!...More

7  Thank Doyle B
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Read everyone's review and wanted to add my 50 cents It has been a few years before despite my date. Noticed that someone said bugs and springtime/early summer visits are very buggy-extra strong repellent may not defend you. My son managed to rack up an...More

2  Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My brother loaned us a book with a teeny map, and some directions. A real trail map would have been a lot better. None were available at the parking area, but I did see someone who had one later. We were there for 5 hours...More

5  Thank Cynla
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The Caribou Wilderness has a network of easy walking trails. I have ridden my horse in this are many time. The trails are poorly maintained, which can be a problem for horses. Also, bring plenty of mosquito repellant, particularly early in the year. Fishing is...More

Thank Discusdoc
Reviewed 25 August 2012

This lake is a "best kept secret". It is small but serene, like a miniature Lake Tahoe. It is so peaceful there, and a perfect place for a day of kayaking and BBQ. My husband and I take our boys there a few times every...More

Thank Misifit39
Reviewed 29 June 2012

If you like different scenery this is worth a look

2  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Lot's of bugs, hard to find campsites, and horse manure everywhere. There are much better places to hike and camp in the area. I would avoid Caribou.

3  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Good hiking, spectacular scenery that is far enough off the beaten path that it is never crowded.

Thank enkidog
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