Hat Creek Rim Overlook

Area Status: Open

Hat Creek Rim Overlook will open mid to late April.Come by to take in the view of the stunning landscape, learn a little about the local history, and perhaps take a walk along the Pacific Crest Trail.  For more information about the geology of the Hat Creek Valley, explore the Old Station Visitor Information Center, Spatter Cones Trail and Subway Cave. These sites are all located within a few miles of Hat Creek Rim Overlook.

There are picnic tables, vault toilets but no running water.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fee
Open Season: April - November
Usage: Medium
Best Season: spring/summer
Restrictions:  No overnight camping
Closest Towns: Old Station is 3 miles away and the town of Burney is 28 miles away.
Water: no
Restroom: vault
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Old Station Visitor Information Center 13435 Brians Way Old Station CA 96071 530-335-7517. The Visitor Center is open April - December, Thursday - Monday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Hat Creek Ranger District. 43225 E. Hwy. 299 | PO Box 220, Fall River Mills, CA 96028.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Take a stroll on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The trail crosses the right at the overlook, just follow the sidewalk. 

Viewing Scenery

Enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Breathtaking Lassen Peak to the south and the majestic Mt. Shasta to the north enclose a rugged yet beautiful Hat Creek Valley.

Interpretive Areas

Status: Temporarily closed



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