Exercise In The Peace Of Nature

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

By Melissa Wynn

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We all know that simply walking is one of the best things we can do for our own good health. Treadmills are boring, so why not do your walking on the banks of Lake Almanor in the shadow of majestic Mount Lassen? The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is just the place to breath fresh mountain air while wandering among the pines. Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous, mountain meandering is healthy for the body and the soul.

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail is an easy to moderate hike that winds along 9.5 miles of the sparkling West Shore of Lake Almanor parallel to Hwy 89. Whether you are walking, running, jogging or bicycling you are sure to catch a glimpse of the local bald eagles, osprey, deer and other friends of the forest. Relaxing vistas and subtle elevation changes make for a great, low impact, calorie burning afternoon.

Popular access points along Hwy 89 include…

  • Canyon Dam Boat Launch
  • Rocky Point Campground
  • Almanor West Campground
  • Cedar Chalet Bakery (intersection of HWY 36 and HWY 89)


Join us for some exercise in the peace of nature. It’s an outing, not a workout!