High Lakes

This is a hidden gem that offers camping, fishing and of course great off roading.

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2 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
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Trail Overview
High Lakes
You'll have fun crawling boulders and roaming around high plateaus with some beautiful glacier lakes. Fishing is amazing and you can find great camping in the area. The High Lakes Trail is part of the OHV area of the same name, and is open to green-sticker vehicles. Stay on the designated trails.
This area, known as the Kimshew Mining District, has a long history starting with prospecting in the mid 1800s and continuing as late as 1980 with modern hydraulic mining. Source: Friends of the High Lakes, www.friendsofhighlakes.com.
Getting There
From Chico, take Highway 32 north about 27 miles from Highway 99. Turn right on paved Humboldt Road just before mile marker 37. Continue another 5.3 miles on Humboldt to Skyway (Road) at Butte Meadows. This intersection is about 0.3 miles after Butte Meadows Campground. Follow Skyway 5.9 miles to large intersection for Humbug Summit Road on left.
Contact for Current Conditions
Lassen National Forest
Almanor Ranger District
(530) 258-2141