Want to stand at nearly 10,000 feet?
Want a 360 degree view?
Ready for a challenge?
The trailhead is just before the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
From the trailhead at 6,650′, Brokeoff doesn’t look too impressive.
The rocky peak takes shape as you ascend the trail.
The shape continues to change as you approach the summit.
The last section is STEEP! At least on snowshoes it’s easier to go straight up rather than traverse this slope. Having quality snowshoes with excellent crampons and ascension elevators help.
In the summer, you’ll want to visit the rocky sections where most likely you’ll have chipmunks begging to share your snacks. In the winter, BEWARE of the cornices.
From the top, looking northeast at the caldera of Mt Tehama and at Lassen Peak.
Looking down into Sulfur Works.
Looking south to Mount Conard (I believe). This ridge is always impressive in the winter.
I believe this is Snag Lake far in the distance.
It’s always worth stopping at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center before and after this hike. In the winter, they have HEATED restrooms.
- For map and trail information, reference my Trail Links page.
- Additional blog postings about related hikes I’ve taken can be found in my Lassen Volcanic National Park category.
- Be sure to check the weather and road conditions before heading up in the winter.
- Prepare for winter safety.
- A park pass is required. One can be accessed at the Visitor’s Center, or your Annual Whiskeytown Park Pass can be used.
Our route had about a 2,700′ elevation gain.
I’m all smiles at the top after conquering the summit!