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Overview: Haskell Peak is the second tallest peak in the Lakes Region of the Feather River Country of California with Sierra Buttes being the tallest. It was named to commemorate Edward W. Haskell who had a ranch at the base of the peak, not to be confused with Eddie (Edward) Haskell from "Leave It To Beaver". This is an interesting, fun, short hike with some altitude and rewards at the top. On the return you just might be whistling "The Toy Parade".


Hike: A well marked trailhead designates the start of this interesting hike. Don't let the mileage fool you. Its short but adds elevation gain to a sometimes faint trail to make it very interesting. There are some areas which hold snow pack practically year round and this requires some skill in staying with the trail. Don't expect to see anyone else as this is off the beaten path. The trail starts off in old growth forest and passes thru several small meadows and across a creek. Ferns and wildflowers line the smooth trail for a time. The trail gets steeper and serpentines to lessen the grade. From a northerly direction the trail makes a dramatic turn to the northeast and up to a saddle. An abrupt turn to the west brings you within sight of a talus covered knoll. This is one of several false peaks. There are fewer trees now and one of the first distant views is Sierra Buttes to the southwest. Continuing on you will see several more knolls. The knoll appearing on the right side of the trail thru the tree cover is your destination. It is distinguished by what appears to be a stone chimney on top. This cairn has been built by various visitors over the years. The trail now becomes rock talus up to the peak. There is no exposure or cliffs to worry about and most can make it to the peak by choosing the easiest route. The views offered at the top include Mt. Lassen, Sierra Buttes, Mt. Elwell and Eureka Peak. Before heading down, check out some of the other rocky knolls for more great views. When finished return the way you came.
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,906 feet
Elevation Gain 1,305 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 6.35
Interest Peak
Author AZLOT69
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Forest Tahoe
Backpack   Possible - Not Popular
Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  5:55am - 5:50pm
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Wally And The Beaver
by AZLOT69

Overview: Haskell Peak is the second tallest peak in the Lakes Region of the Feather River Country of California with Sierra Buttes being the tallest. It was named to commemorate Edward W. Haskell who had a ranch at the base of the peak, not to be confused with Eddie (Edward) Haskell from "Leave It To Beaver". This is an interesting, fun, short hike with some altitude and rewards at the top. On the return you just might be whistling "The Toy Parade".


Hike: A well marked trailhead designates the start of this interesting hike. Don't let the mileage fool you. Its short but adds elevation gain to a sometimes faint trail to make it very interesting. There are some areas which hold snow pack practically year round and this requires some skill in staying with the trail. Don't expect to see anyone else as this is off the beaten path. The trail starts off in old growth forest and passes thru several small meadows and across a creek. Ferns and wildflowers line the smooth trail for a time. The trail gets steeper and serpentines to lessen the grade. From a northerly direction the trail makes a dramatic turn to the northeast and up to a saddle. An abrupt turn to the west brings you within sight of a talus covered knoll. This is one of several false peaks. There are fewer trees now and one of the first distant views is Sierra Buttes to the southwest. Continuing on you will see several more knolls. The knoll appearing on the right side of the trail thru the tree cover is your destination. It is distinguished by what appears to be a stone chimney on top. This cairn has been built by various visitors over the years. The trail now becomes rock talus up to the peak. There is no exposure or cliffs to worry about and most can make it to the peak by choosing the easiest route. The views offered at the top include Mt. Lassen, Sierra Buttes, Mt. Elwell and Eureka Peak. Before heading down, check out some of the other rocky knolls for more great views. When finished return the way you came.
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    Directions
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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    Hwy 49 from Sierra City, Ca five miles east to Bassetts Station. Turn left on Gold Lakes Rd. Go 4 miles to FR 09 (Haskell Peak Road) Turn right, proceed east 4 miles to marked trailhead.
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