Noble Pass Route!

Noble Pass Route
Is there a plaque?  YES! 🙂

What is it? A plaque marking an important vista point on the Noble Emigrant Trail!
What makes it historical? The guide says: William H. Noble, accompanied by a party of citizens, showed the route for a wagon road across the Sierra Nevada in May 1852. It was from this point that emigrants got their first glimpse of the Sacramento Valley.

Other tidbits: Mr. Noble’s Route was a luxury compared to Peter Lassen’s! There was more grass, water, and wood along the entire way, and only 25 miles between watering holes! It also cut off several days of travel time, and for this reason, it marked the end of use for Lassen’s trail!

This landmark is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places!


  • You can pay the entrance fee and contribute toward site maintenance, sign design, and other visitor services!
  • You can volunteer with the Shasta Historical Society!
  • You can donate to the Shasta Historical Society!
  • You can be a responsible visitor! That means respecting the signs and pathways and treating all structures and artifacts with respect! After all, they’ve endured a lot already to make it into the present! They’ll need our help to make it to the future!
How do I find it? Listed Directions:
Lassen Volcanic National Park
On park hwy, 0.2 mi E of park marker no. 60
3.7 mi from NW entrance on State Hwy 44

These directions are total nonsense! The plaque is located directly across the street from Park Marker #13! That’s 3.6 miles from the intersection of Highway 44 and Highway 89!

From Los Angeles: ~578mi (931km) — 9.7hrs
From Sacramento: ~195mi (314km) — 3.3hrs
From San Diego: ~698mi (1124km) — 11.7hrs
From San Francisco: ~251mi (404km) — 4.2hrs

When should I go? Whenever the mood strikes you!

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