Hiking Brokeoff Mountain Trail
The Trail and Scenery
Snow is likely to be found in places along the trail until mid-August, and there is usually too much snow for hiking before mid-July.
A wide variety of wildflowers will be found changing with the temperatures (lower elevation wildflowers peak in July, while the summit wildflowers peak mid-August).
Birds frequently seen include juncos, chickadees, western tanagers, flycatchers, and a number of others. Deer are common.
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.