Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

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The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 9.5 miles of the southwest shore of Lake Almanor, winding through an evergreen forest of fir, pine and cedar. You'll also find beautiful meadows, inviting shoreline and a campground. You can fish in year-round and, snow-permitting, cross-country ski or snowshoe in winter.

Parking and Trail Access

From Chester go 2 miles southwest on State Route 36 and turn south on SR 89; you'll find several access points to the trail along the highway. You can park at the Almanor boat ramp parking lot (near the Almanor North campground). There are 4 other parking areas between the community of Prattville and SR 89.


Beautiful views but be ready for hills

   July, 2015 by wannarun4life

Based on the description and previous reviews, I expected this to be a fairly level, meandering paved trail with a few gentle hills. Well, after traveling the entire trail I would have to say there are barely any flat spots at all. The elevation gain more

Great ride but use caution

   July, 2015 by rwustrack

Love this trail and ride it frequently. Not as well maintained as in years past so watch for debris on trail and blind sharp corners where brush has grown to 6' tall or so. All in all a terrific ride ! Climbs toward north third can be difficult for more

Rolling, wooded lake trail

   June, 2013 by bthomamd

Fun trail with some variety in the terrain; not just flat. Well maintained and well marked. Lake views and scenic views of Mt. Lassen. Stayed at a bicycle friendly motel, Cedar Lodge in Chester, CA. Lodge is clean, family friendly and no frills i.e. no more