Top Adventures in Burney

  • Hike to Burney Falls

    Although the falls can be seen right from the parking area, this scenic 1.3 mile loop is a great hike for all levels of hiking ability. Heading out on this trail will take you to the base of this 129 foot tall waterfall. Allegedly, Theodore Roosev...

    1.3 miles

  • Photograph Burney Falls

    The Burney Falls centerpiece is a 129-foot drop to a deep pool of water down below. It's not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but it's certainly one of the most beautiful.The falls are located northeast of Redding, CA, six miles nort...

  • Visit the "Stand by Me" Bridge

    The "Stand by Me" bridge is located in Northern California about 20 miles north of Lassen National Forest and two and a half miles (2.4 mi) from Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  Approximately seven and a half miles north...

  • Camp at Lake Britton's Northshore Campground

    The name of the campground speaks for itself. It's located on the northern side of the lake, across the water from the main state park camping area. This is nice for us as it's easier to get a spot, and it's much quieter. Campground Reservations I...

  • Swim at Hatchet Falls

    About 45 min outside of Redding, California is this breathtaking waterfall, with being a relatively short hike makes it fun for all ages. The hike takes about 5 minutes from the road. Finding Hatchet Falls (aka Lion Slide) from the road are anothe...

  • Visit the Subway Cave Lava Tubes

    The Subway Cave Lava Tube is located at Old Station in the Lassen National Forest. About 26 miles south of Burney, CA. If coming from the North, it is on Highway 89 (Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway) on your left right before Highway 44. If coming fro...

  • Explore Potem Falls

    Park in the pull-out on Fenders Ferry Road. There you will find the Potem Falls trailhead. The hike is only 0.5 miles long--you'll likely spend more time enjoying the falls than getting there! Bring your swim gear if you want to jump in the pool. ...

    0.5 miles

  • Photograph Lassen Peak

    Located in Northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is an astoundingly beautiful, diverse, yet under-appreciated park in the national park system.Manzanita Lake, located at the northwest park entrance, holds the largest campground in the...

  • Camp out at Manzanita Lake Cabins in Lassen Volcanic NP

    Deep in the Lassen National Forest is the beautiful and surprisingly one of the least visited National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park. On the north entrance of the park, you will find the beautiful Manzanita Lake Cabins and Campground with t...

  • Snowshoe around Manzanita Lake

    Snow shouldn't stop you from accessing your favorite places in the winter time, but it does add some intrigue and a little extra planning. If you're not familiar with traversing through powdery snow  on extra-large metal shoes that keep you from s...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike the Chaos Crags Trail

    Manzanita Lake campground is located about 1/2 mile past the Northwest entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The trailhead is located just before the campground sites about 0.1 mile off of the main road and marked with a sign (including a  m...

    3.8 miles 915 ft gain

  • Hike the Paradise Meadow Trail

    The Paradise Meadow Trail is both beautiful and peaceful, a paradise for hikers and trail runners. Keep your eyes peeled for mule deer and other fascinating wildlife. Bring a snack or a lunch - there are plenty of nice logs in the meadow to take a...

    2.7 miles 597 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

      Hat Creek

      Overview Hat Creek is one of six campgrounds available in the Hat Creek Recreation Area, home to some of the area's best trout fishing. Scenic hiking trails and an active volcanic area can easily b...

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      Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins

      Overview Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins offer convenience and comfort in a scenic setting of the Lassen Volcanic National Park. They are within walking distance of Manzanita Lake, a popular fishing ...

    • Shingletown, California

      Mt. Lassen / Shingletown KOA

    • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

      Lost Creek Group

      Overview Lost Creek Group Campground (elevation 5,700 ft.) is approximately five miles south of Manzanita Lake, and close to the Lost Creek and Devastated areas. Located on the main park road, it ...

    • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

      Summit Lake South

      Overview Summit Lake South Campground (elevation 6,700 ft.) is conveniently located on the main road of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The campground is within walking distance of the small but sce...

    • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

      Summit Lake North

      Overview Summit Lake North Campground (elevation 6,700 ft.) is conveniently located on the main road of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The campground is within walking distance of the small but sce...

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