Brokeoff Mountain


Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs when your climbing it. -Andy Rooney.


If you would like to feel like you’re on top of the world then this is the hike for you. This is a trail of never ending views. During the path you will walk along the mountain streams with small waterfalls and picturistic ponds, through the mountain slopes that are covered with towering trees, you will see the evidence of volcanic explosions that happened here scattered all over the mountain side, and you may come across patches of snow even in the middle of August.

Before the volcanic explosion this mountain stood at 11,000 feet. Now the mountain stands at 9,235 feet. This is the highest point in Tehama County. When they say this hike is strenuous, they mean it. There is an elevation gain of 2,600 feet, 7.4 miles round trip which takes 4 to 5 hours to accomplish. To put it better in perspective, you will be gaining almost 750 feet elevation gain per mile.


In this life we are all just walking up the mountain and we can sing as we climb or we can complain about our sore feet. Whichever we chose we still gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago that singing made a lot more sense. -unknown


When you get to the top of Brokeoff Mountain you will see the evidence of volcanic explosions with its sharp cliffs. You can see why it’s called brokenoff mountain. As you stand on top of the majestic mountain, you will see the view of Shasta Mountain, Sacramento Valley, Mt. Lassen, Lessen Volcanic National Park in all its glory, and Bumpass Hell area with its colored slopes due to volcanic activity. Maybe that is why this trail is before the entrance to the park so that you are able to see the park in a way that you would not be able to see it otherwise.

Don’t forget to pay for the park fees because if you don’t  you will see a ticket on your windshield when you get back to the car. Just drive to the park entrance, pay the entrance fee, visit the visitor center, and use their facility before you start your hike.

This is such a rewarding hike. You might have to push yourself to get to the top but once you get to the top you will see why going up was worth every bit of it.





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6 Responses

  1. Maleri Thompson

    I just love your face! 😙

  2. Homegrown Adventures

    Your too sweet. :):)I’m blushing.

  3. Wow, these are amazing photos! Looks like a great family adventure. 🙂

  4. Whoa! That view is amazing!!!!!! I really love the videos you shared! I really wished we lived there, a lot of beautiful landscape!

  5. What an amazingly beautiful place I love the videos of the surroundings. It sounds like a strenuous hike, but the view seems like it is worth it for sure. I am always in awe of your beautiful mountain hikes, that is the one thing that Michigan lacks is mountains. We have a very small mountain but nothing near this elevation, to even get that elevation we would have to go south many states. California is surely a beautiful place I hope to be able to visit someday.

  6. I just love all your quotes, here and on Instagram. They are always perfect for the subject or article. 🙂

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