Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
265.00 ft (80.77 m)
Trail type
2.30 mi (3.70 km)
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The Valley View Trail is the largest loop path within the Lassen Creek Conservation Area, climbing up through brushy hill terrain to views overlooking Susanville and the surrounding mountains.

The Conservation Area is maintained as a safe passage area for migrating mule and black-tailed deer who pass between the Diamond Mountains and the Honey Lake area each year. Within the area are about two miles of single track trail that hikers, along with mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy, although access to each varies.

There are two loops that make up the hiking trails: the lower Bitterbrush Loop is a very short path, while the upper Valley View Trail covers a further distance and includes elevated views of the surrounding landscape. It is possible to incorporate both loops onto a hike easily.

The track leaves a small gravel parking area and follows single track that varies between hard dirt, rocky and occasionally grassy trail. While the paths are maintained, the brushy flora along the path may be overgrown, so long pants are definitely recommended for this hike. The Valley View Trail climbs about 250 feet, slowing opening up wider views of the surrounding valley along with the Diamond Mountains. With the area nested in between neighboring housing properties, you never really feel a sense of complete distance here, however it is a nice hike to get out and follow some relatively easy hiking paths closeby to Susanville.

The trail eventually circles the bluff, passing through fire-scarred landscape that is slowly reverting back to its natural state. Forks are unsigned, however it's generally visible the direction that each leads.

A couple unshaded picnic benches and interpretive signs are located at the trailhead. A trash can is present, however there is no water available at the trail.

Hikers are permitted in the Conservation Area from January through October, mountain bikes and horses are permitted April-October. The Conservation Area trails and parking area is limited to day use only.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round


Open from

January 01 to December 31


Wide views.


Unsigned forks.

Trailhead Elevation

4,180.00 ft (1,274.06 m)

Highest point

4,430.00 ft (1,350.26 m)


Big vistas
Family friendly

Typically multi-day


Suitable for


Permit required




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