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Humboldt Peak
Butte Meadows

Humboldt Peak offers a short high-country hike to 7,087-foot peak, almost the highest point in the county. A short hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and then up a faint climbers trail to the summit of Humboldt Peak. You hike through mostly red fir forest, but then emerge to open views out to Lassen Peak. This hike offers a 360-degree view on the summit to faraway places. From the top, you might be able to see the tip of Mount Shasta on a clear day.

From Chico

  • Take Hwy 32 east toward Butte Meadows
  • Turn right on Humboldt Road
  • Stay on Humboldt Road through Butte Meadows and Jonesville to Humboldt Summit.
  • Park here and go right on the Pacific Crest Trail and head up the ridge


3.2 mile hike with 600' elevation gain. The best time to visit is July through October. Dogs are welcome.

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