Lassen National Forest hosts 2023 snowshoe hikes

The Almanor Ranger District is continuing to schedule their annual guided snowshoe tours for this winter season. The first tour will be on Feb. 2. These tours are offered to the general public, community and school groups. Snowshoes for these tours are provided free of charge and are geared for beginners but can be strenuous depending on terrain and snow powder conditions. Tours take place in the surrounding Lassen National Forest, but locations vary depending on current snow conditions. A variety of topics are covered during the one- to two-hour program, including basic winter survival skills, environmental education and local history. If requested, programs can be tailored to include the California State Standards for environmental education.A great way to enjoy the winter season is by exploring your national forest on snowshoes. Floating over the snow on snowshoes among snow-laden trees, animal tracks to follow and the quiet of a snow-hushed forest is a magical experience.

2023 Winter Snowshoe Tour schedule (Times to be announced)
• Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023;
• Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023; and
• Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.Attendees must be at least 8 years old, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are available free of charge, but cross-country skiers must provide their own equipment.

All tour programs require reservations. To reserve your spot, schedule your school/class, or obtain more information about our snowshoe program, contact Carlos Holguin, Visitor Information Service Specialist at (530) 258-2141 or by email at: