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“Wasn't actually boiling but still good”

Boiling Springs Lake
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Sunnyvale, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Wasn't actually boiling but still good”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is an easy to moderate hike for about 45 mins to get to the lake from the trailhead. Now to reach the trailhead, there is a good amount of drive on a pretty lonely road..

The hike is pretty nice and enjoyable... on the way, there is a sign that says active bear area and it advises that if you are lonely keep making some noise so we just played some noisy songs on a decent volume since it was just me and my wife.

Once we reached the lake, the first thing that captured the attention was the water color and surrounding area. The area surrounding the lake is red and the water is greenish... makes for a pretty viewing... these colors are because of volcanic elements (sulphur i guess)

Overall, I think the hike was worth it and the lake even though its pretty small is very nice. I was hoping to see more boiling that there actually was... That's why no 5 stars... we saw occasional steam coming from the water but apart from that it was just greenish slightly thick water lake.. .still enjoyed it.

Visited June 2013
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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Worth the hike”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a geothermal feature located in the Warner Valley section of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Reaching Boiling Springs Lake is an easy trail hike of about 2 ½ miles roundtrip past the Warner Valley meadow, through the forest, and up to the lake. This trail is on the Pacific Crest Trail so don’t be startled like I was if scruffy backpackers who look like they need a meal and a shower pass you on the path!

Visited August 2013
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