EASY DAY HIKE
7.9 miles 550' elevation gain
This loop hike passes through intimate forest, and past numerous small lakes. There are a couple hills with switchbacks--just enough to keep it interesting--but overall just gentle rolling terrain.
It makes for a excellent medium length foray in to the Caribou Wilderness, suitable for beginning and experienced hikers alike.
There is a nice campsite at Black Lake. Also a little ways off the main loop trail are excellent campsites at Turnaround and Emerald Lakes.
is in Caribou Wilderness; owned by the public, managed by Lassen
National Forest. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed.
Maps (Aug 2017 edition)