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.