Almanor Ranger District hosts guided snowshoe hikes in February — Space is limited, reservations must be made in advance

It’s that time of year again. A great way to enjoy the winter season is by exploring your national forest on snowshoes.

The Almanor Ranger District hosts guided snowshoe hikes for this winter season beginning Feb. 2. These tours are offered to the public by reservation only, and spots are limited.

Attendees must be at least 8 years old, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. A variety of topics may be covered during the one to two-hour educational program, including basic winter survival skills, environmental education, and local history.

Two programs are currently scheduled, with more to follow as staffing, weather, and conditions allow. Tours take place in the surrounding Lassen National Forest, but specific locations may vary depending on current snow conditions. These hikes are geared for beginners but can be strenuous depending on terrain and snow powder conditions.

Current 2024 Winter Snowshoe Tour Schedule
Morgan Summit Snowmobile Area, located on Meadow Lane, off Highway 36, 23 miles NW of Chester, and 0.3 mile from the Highway 89 turnoff to the Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 9:30 a.m.

Attendees can also follow Forest Service personnel to the planned hiking area by meeting at the Almanor Ranger District Front Office by 9 a.m. the day of the hike.

Snowshoe rentals are available free of charge while supplies last. Note you would like to borrow snowshoes when making your reservation. Cross-country skiers are welcome but must provide their own equipment. Group reservations for schools and other organizations may be available. Contact the Almanor Ranger District during regular business hours for more information.

According to a statement from LNF, “We hope you join us and get outdoors this winter season on the Lassen National Forest.”

To reserve your spot, schedule your group, or find out more about our snowshoe program, contact Carlos Holguin, Visitor Service Information Assistant at (530) 258-2141 or

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