Lassen Volcanic National Park - Mill Creek Falls21820 Lassen Peak Highway
Mineral, California 96063
At 75 feet, Mill Creek Falls is the highest waterfall and one of two in the Southwest part of Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's a beautiful waterfall with multiple pools of water and drops as it falls down to Mill Creek.
The well-maintained trail takes visitors through beautiful meadows and forested areas and is often populated with wildlife; we've seen multiple deer each time we've hiked here.
The 3.8 mile out & back trail has a steady flow of small inclines and declines which makes it an easier hike than other hikes in the park of comparable distance. It's a fantastic hike anytime of the year but the wildflowers are at their peak during the late Spring and early Summer. '
How to get there:
From Highway 36, just a few miles east of Mineral, turn north on to Highway 89 (Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway) and you'll see the visitor center a few miles up the road. The trailhead is just to the eastside of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee visitor center.
You can continue past Mill Creek Falls to Crumbaugh Lake and Cold Boiling Lake if you want to make it a longer round-trip hike or have someone to pick you up where the trail comes out on Highway 89 at the Kings Creek Picnic Area.
Other fun things to do in the park:
Be sure to check out Kings Creek Falls while you're there. Bumpass Hell is a great place to visit. If you're looking for a fantastic day-hike, head up to Lassen Peak or take the Terrace, Shadow and Cliff Lake Trail. Visit our section about Lassen Volcanic National Park for more fun things to do in the park.
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