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.


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

TRAILBEAR THROUGH THE WOODS: The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail – North

   October, 2012 by trailbear

October 2012 It was a busy day for trail survey. Finish up the survey on the Eagle Lake Trail, then down to Chester – where there are no fast food establishments – and on to the Lake Almanor Rec Trail after lunch. There have been some improvements since more

TRAILBEAR CRUISES THE LAKE: The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

   October, 2010 by trailbear

TRAILBEAR CRUISES THE LAKE: The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail Chester, CA 6/11/2009 Ratings on the ToolBear Triple Trail Rating Scale (1-5) is 4/4/5 Trail surface - 4-5. Eight foot black top trail with root heaves marked in white as need. Facilities more