Hike the Feather River, Mount Hough, Bucks Lake Wilderness; Camping right next to the lake, at gorgeous alpine lakes in the Northern Sierra Nevada. Yes! Short trails, minimal elevation gain, easy access, great rewards near scenic Lakes Basin. Sierra Buttes is inside Lakes Basin Recreation Area w/ Gold Lake, Packsaddle Lake, Goose Lake, Long Lake, Elwell Lake, Smith Lake, Snag Lake, Grass Lake, Jamison Lake, Eureka Lake, Bear Lake, Salmon Lakes and Frazier Falls
Trailheads located at:
Berger (Lake Basin)
Bucks Summmit PCT Access
Jamison Mine Grass Lake
Little North Fork (Feather R.)
Long & Bear Lakes (Lake Basin)
Packsaddle (Lake Basin)
Round Lake (Lake Basin)
Sand Pond (Lake Basin)
Smith Gray Eagle (Lake Basin)
Plumas Forest Headquarters 159 Lawrence St P.O. Box 11500
Quincy CA 95971
Beckwourth Ranger 23 Mohawk Highway Rd
Blairsden CA 96103
Feather River Ranger 875 Mitchell Avenue
Oroville CA 95965
Mount Hough Ranger 39696 Hwy 70 NW
Quincy CA 95971
Rivers, creeks, forests, waterfalls, all around! This forested region has so much to offer for hiking
& back road exploration.
Bucks Lake Wilderness has creeks and meadows, with great loop trails.
Lake Almanor has bike trails around lake, that are perfect for families, joggers, walkers & bike riding.
Lakes Basin Recreation Area offers numerous, older, cabin resorts, plus a few developed campgrounds and trails all leading to alpine lakes. Wildflowers, wildlife & heavy snows are seasonal treats.
Lassen Peak inside Lassen NP is a great all day hike rated moderate to strenuous. Lupine wildflowers are all over in the park.
Lakes Basin is on the border beetween Plumas and Tahoe National Forests. Sierra Buttes, granite spires towering in the North Sierra, is an excellent short hike to a fire lookout, overlooking Yuba River.
LaPorte Road is long, winding and forested, closing for deep snow in winter months and only open partially throughout the year. Climbing to upper elevations between Lake Oroville and Quincy, the area is remote but well patroled along the highway. La Porte is the only town way back here, besides wilderness.