Humboldt Peak
Forest Ranch

Humboldt Peak offers a short high-country hike to 7,087 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.

Directions:
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


Notes:

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

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