The hike to Paradise Meadow in Lassen Volcanic National Park was so pleasant! We were a little early to catch wildflowers in bloom in the meadow, but we did see several along the trail and on the banks of the creek.
There were some steep spots, but it was just enough to get your heart rate up. Even in the first week of July, there were still a couple of mounds of snow that we had to traverse.
Wildflowers, their colorful petals and delicate leaves, dot the path guiding you along the journey. Suddenly the trail opens up to the meadow and the mountains stand tall and majestic, front and center. The air here is fresh and crisp and clean, and you can't imagine breathing in anything else. Birds sing their morning songs, delighted to spend another day fluttering through the forest.
The trail follows Hat Creek and the water was rushing from all the snow melt, making for some beautiful little waterfalls. The round-trip was barely three miles and the perfect hike to start off the summer season with.
I really enjoyed this hike and look forward to doing it again soon!
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