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Finally here

I have wanted to go to lassen since I received my first big piece of rainbow obsidian from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellisville, Missouri
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Not Hidden Anymore

Ranger told us this is becoming a very popular park. Get here before it becomes over crowded... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Placitas, New Mexico
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This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 96088
+1 916-595-4444
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 4, 2011

We took a day trip to Lassen's to the Northwest entrance. We were surprised then that the park was basically closed. We were told that the mountain had 260% above average snow pack and that was evident by the snow drifts surrounding the Visitors center....More

25  Thank Vickie2011
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 26, 2015

Be super careful before you travel to this park. The rangers there close the park for any reason. It it rains, if it sprinkles, if they feel precipitation in the air. Seems like they never want to be open. I live near bye and from...More

9  Thank 515gijoetraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have wanted to go to lassen since I received my first big piece of rainbow obsidian from the lassen volcano area. As a geologist, I have longed to make the trip here and it did not disappoint. Beautiful drive, so many different geological format...More

Thank C7111LZsuep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ranger told us this is becoming a very popular park. Get here before it becomes over crowded. October was a perfect time for us, very little people. This place is like a mini Yellow Stone. The volcanic mud, steam, & sulfur was amazing.

Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot packed into this less well known of the National Parks. There are active thermals, history of a volcano eruption that was only 100 years ago, and it is beautiful. We took a short hike around Manzanita lake in its fall colors....More

Thank Devon C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Very scenic park . the view is magnificent . very good park for hikers that like to walk into the mountains and enjoy the places

1  Thank Zvika R
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I’d never heard of Lassen until I was researching our road trip, but so glad we came. We drove in at Lake Manganita and drive through the park - the expected one hour drive actually took the best part of the day. There’s so much...More

Thank Brent J
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is an extraordinary place to explore with many waterfalls a lot of hiking trails! There are ample camping sites as well as kayak and cabin rentals near Manzanita Lake. Great fun for the entire family,

Thank Mark N
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Despite the neighboring fires all across California, the lassen park was refreshingly clear of smoke. I live that it is not nearly as crowded as Yosemite. The dark sky festival was amazing, a must see. Lassen park has some of the darkest sky in the...More

2  Thank grewalanoop
Reviewed August 1, 2018

It is totally out of the world. I was skeptical to go alone there and after having hardtime finding a group tour, I somehow found a 3 day tour. It is an amazing place to visit and I would highly recommend it as a family...More

1  Thank Chandra K
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Honestly, I know Mount Lassen has a lot to offer. It is beautiful. I remember going as a teen and hiking the mountain, visiting the devastated area, etc. For some reason, though, on this trip it felt like we were only able to drive to...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Out of the way, but the drive alone is a quintessential summer road trip. Take your time, slow down and connect.

1  Thank Rsfjim
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haresh b
May 4, 2018|
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Response from marlarkey99 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. Last year the through road only opened at the end of July. Check the parks own Web site for detailed info about the status and schedule of snow clearance
March 17, 2018|
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Response from truelw13mak | Reviewed this property |
You need to check the weather reports in the area and the National Park website - they keep up-to-date alerts on any road closures (or trail closures) due to weather or rehab. The weather is a little unpredictable there, so... More
December 23, 2017|
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Response from truelw13mak | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for closures. If you go to their website, under "alerts" you can see their main road is closed. I'm assuming there will be too much snow in Jan.