Collins Almanor Rail Trail, Chester California
Almanor Railroad Hike
Location: Chester, Ca
Features: Hiking trails, scenic views, lake access, camping spots.
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers picturesque views of lakes and mountains, including the Lassen Volcano at the Lassen Volcanic National Park. Following 9 miles from the southwest shore of Lake Almanor, the trail features a dense evergreen forest filled with fir and pine. The trail is known for its beautiful meadows as well as campgrounds.
Meanwhile, the Collin Almanor Rail Trail is a trail following the Almanor Railroad starting from Chateau Way going through Pine Way and Richardson Way. The Almanor Railroad was a class III short-line railroad owned by the Collins Pine Company, a division of The Collins Company. The railroad was named after Lake Almanor. The trail provides a picturesque view of the rail-trail and surrounding areas.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Gear Up For Adventure
The Collin Almanor Rail Trail follows the Almanor Railroad starting from Chateau Way going through Pine Way and Richardson Way. It is an enjoyable path so it is best to gear up for adventure.
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2) Stay Hydrated
The hike may be tiring and it is important to be hydrated at all times.
3) Document Your Journey
The trail provides a picturesque view of the rail-trail and surrounding areas.