Heart Lake Trailhead

Area Status: Open

A non-motorized National Recreation Trail ideal for hiking and equestrian use, the Heart Lake trail is 4.7 miles along Martin creek with scenic views of Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This dispersed area is generally always open to the public. The area is not maintained, use at your discretion.
Operational Hours: The Heart Lake Trail is generally open year-round, although not always accessible due to snow and weather. 
Fees: None.
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Include: campfires in fire rings or portable cookstoves only; no camping within 100' of water bodies; pack out trash; dogs must be on leash; 14 day maximum stay.
Closest Towns: Mineral, CA and Red Bluff, CA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Almanor Ranger District


Day Hiking

Make sure and bring water!

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