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    Mill Creek Falls Trail

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    6.1 km
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    238 m
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    Mill Creek Falls Trail

    The Mill Creek Falls Trail is a beautiful route within Lassen Volcanic National Park. Taking you through the stunning mountainous environment of the Cascade Range, the Mill Creek Falls Trail delivers you to a picturesque waterfall. A great location to view wildlife, the Mill Creek Falls Trail is an excellent choice for your next hiking adventure.

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    Route Description for Mill Creek Falls Trail

    Sections of the Mill Creek Falls Trail can be rather steep, so we recommend wearing a good pair of hiking shoes - your knees and ankles will thank you! Likewise, it is commonplace to see bears along the route's extent. As such, it is important that you are mindful of safe practices when traveling within bear country.

    The Mill Creek Falls Trail is an excellent route within Lassen Volcanic National Park simply because of how scenic it is. Not only is Mill Creek Falls breathtaking, but the sightlines of the surrounding landscape that can be enjoyed throughout the route are sublime, and should not be understated. Ultimately, the Mill Creek Falls Trail is an ideal route for intermediate hikers, and families with older children.

    Having arrived at the trailhead, follow the pathway as it makes its way north. Almost immediately, the route will cross Sulphur Creek, and veer southwards - following along the creek's northern shore as it goes. The Mill Creek Falls Trail will then deviate from the creekshore and begin to incline in elevation. Heading west, the route will travel along a hillside before inclining in elevation sharply.

    The elevation incline will taper off as the pathway begins to flatten out. The Mill Creek Falls Trail will deliver you to a scenic overlook where incredible views of stunning Mill Creek Falls can be enjoyed. If interested, you can continue further along the trail to the other side of the creek, and take in the views from the falls from a different angle. Once you're ready, simply backtrack your steps towards the trailhead.

    Trail Highlights

    Kohm-Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

    Open year-round, the Kohm-Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is a must do when visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park. With a gift shop, amphitheater, cafe, and information desk, the Kohm-Yah-mah-nee Visitor center is the ideal portal to all things Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park video is highly recommended, and the Rangers and other National Park staff are friendly and helpful.

    Insider Hints for Mill Creek Falls Trail

    • In the springtime the mosquitoes can be numerous - bring bug repellent!
    • Protect yourself from the effects of the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat.
    • Hiking poles can help aid you on steep inclines and declines.

    Getting to the Mill Creek Falls Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Mill Creek Falls Trail is located at a parking lot off Lassen Peak Highway.

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      Southwest Campground

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      Older Children only

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