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Bumpass Hell

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
+1 530-595-4480
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But remember to NOT STEP OFF THE BOARDWALK! People are injured all the time due to the thin crust... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
San Francisco, California
This is Why you Come to Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a beautiful place to visit and there were many parts of the park I... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Freeport, Pennsylvania
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A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
+1 530-595-4480
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

But remember to NOT STEP OFF THE BOARDWALK! People are injured all the time due to the thin crust breaking and you falling into very hot water/mud

Thank rodnak
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lassen Volcanic National Park is a beautiful place to visit and there were many parts of the park I loved exploring but Bumpass Hell is why you come here. The sights and smells you will experience here are distinctly unique. The hike to Bumpass Hell...More

Thank Andy3838
Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you are visiting Lassen Volcanic NP take a few hours to hike the moderate 3.4 mi 500' elevation change trail to Bumpass Hell. There you will find grey mud bubbling out of the ground at 150* to 200*. This must be what hell is...More

3  Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The only place in the world where you can find all four types of volcanoes in one place. The entire park is beautiful, and the Bumpass Hell trail is one of the best experiences. You will see crystal lakes, rugged mountain terrain, and the amazing...More

2  Thank Michael_Crystal
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Lassen National Park is chock full of sites, hikes, lakes, and info centers. It's worth your $20 entrance pass. Our 8 and 10 year olds hiked with us to see the steamy, molten Bumpass Hell pit. I did the hike in my Chaco sandals and...More

Thank EastsideGang
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The 3 mile round trip hike to the fumaroles, steam vents and boiling mud is a must see. The hike is fairly easy, and some parts are shaded. There is a 500 foot elevation change. The views in the beginning are stunning. The ground squirrels...More

Thank Xenabird
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We chose to do this shorter hike on a very short, first stay in Lassen Volcanic National Park. I am glad we started this before 9 AM when it was cooler. The parking area was nearly full and it was quite warm when we left...More

1  Thank GallopingGramma
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I would love to give this a 5 and maybe one day I will! When we traveled here we could only go to the Bumpass Hell look out as the trail was actually closed due to snow. In August... The sad thing is I started...More

Thank SunnyOnTheGo
Reviewed 20 August 2017

It is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever hiked, but it totally kicked my butt... I am not in a great physical shape, and I am no spring chicken no more.... So if you decide to take this trail, be prepared for...More

1  Thank travelwithfun77
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were sooo looking forward to doing this hike but we didn't get to do it. We were here at the end of July and the trail was closed due to snow...in July. Crazy! Anyway, we want to go back so we can really get...More

2  Thank CC B
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Renu S
31 August 2016|
Response from ferrah04 |
No. Bring a carrier if you have a baby / toddler. Trail may be challenging for young kids. But definitely worth it!
Renu S
31 August 2016|
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Response from journeys2remember | Reviewed this property |
Not advisable to take a stroller on this hike. Trail is rocky, exposed to about 200 feet drops on several stretches and the last leg of the trail has smooth powdery and hence slippery sand and is a steep downhill to the... More