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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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5305954480
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A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area...

A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.

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Trail walk

Very well maintained hiking trail going to the Bumpass Hell attraction with many scenic spots along the way. It's 1.5 miles one way to the sulfur springs but worth the hike to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Mike m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained hiking trail going to the Bumpass Hell attraction with many scenic spots along the way. It's 1.5 miles one way to the sulfur springs but worth the hike to see some very interesting ponds, mud holes, rocks, etc.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Started off around 11:00 am Labor day morning. Myself, cousin in law and my two kids aged 10 and 3 forged onward. Great Hike pretty much all downhill to Bumpass Hell. The trip down is pretty easy. The kids thought it was awesome!!!! Brought some sandwiches along and found a great log to eat lunch. Got swarmed by chipmunks. lol

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A great place to visit while you're in Lassen National Park. Not too strenuous of a hike (3 miles roundtrip). It's a bit chilly in the morning (I started at 6:30 am). Beautiful vistas and several places for stunning photography. You'll know when you're close because the smell hits you like a child's soiled diaper. Make sure you're wearing sunscreen... More 

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Schorndorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Save 1-2 h for this spot in Lassen Park. From the Parking lot there are ~600 ft/200 m elevation change to cover before reaching Bumpass Hell (and the same on the way back). Wooden broadwalks and platforms allow close viewing of the sulfur springs. Never have experienced being on a active vulcano so close by and was very impressed.

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Thank Christy212121
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

With only 300ft elevation gain this hike is good for most people and kids. Trail can get crowded on weekends so go early for parking. Make sure you bring your camera!

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lassen is a hidden gem in Northeast CA. It is still relatively uncrowded. Bumpass Hell is a wonderful geothermal activity visit area; it tends to get crowded since it is easily accessible, but is absolutely worth a visit.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

View the beautiful mountains, stroll to the geysers and mud pots. Lassen Volcanic Park is like a miniature version of Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Spot the wildlife like deer, quail, coyote, etc.(we saw all 3).

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

An easy two kilometre walk each way with light grades on a good track. Good views enroute with the sulphur vents and boiling mud out of this world.

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It was very active when we went early September. The mud was bubbling and the sulfa steam was ON. It does stink like egg, but that's expected from the sulfur. My kids, ages 5&7 thought it was funny and amazing. The only part they didn't like was when the wind would blow the steam onto them, but that wasn't all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a very cool hike! You get to go into an active area and see and smell exactly what this means. If you have not experienced it before, it is a definite bucket item. It can also be very educational. As it is such a unique hike, I would put it as a must see, especially if you are... More 

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