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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 96088
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+1 916-595-4444

This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.

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Spring snows on the Volcano

Early June and there was still snow up in the mountains, closing many of the sites and driving routes. Nonetheless, we visited the vistor lodge (nice film about the 4 different... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Ali Z
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Early June and there was still snow up in the mountains, closing many of the sites and driving routes. Nonetheless, we visited the vistor lodge (nice film about the 4 different types of volcanoes in the park) the sulphur works, explored a fire devastated trail and did the perimeter road around the park. One mistake we made was that we... More 

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Ohio, USA
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Hiking to the summit of Mount Lassen (Lassen Peak) is a challenge but it is very rewarding as we had wonderful views along every step of the trail. Plus when we made the hike we were treated to dazzling displays of wildflowers and a few animal sightings along the trail. We completed several hikes during our trip that also included... More 

12 Thank OhioHick
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The major road through park was closed as snow had already blocked the thoroughfare, however we were able to view the Visitor Center and take a short walk with our dogs. Refreshing, invigorating air worked our appetites for the evening meal. The dark clouds signaling that evening's rain were looming over Mr. Lassen, so we cut our visit short to... More 

5 Thank AugustRunte
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had never really heard of Lassen National Volcanic Park until we were driving north along the California Sierras and there is was. While the park staff at the fancy new information centre at the south end (not the NPS best) were the most unhelpful that we have found, the park in itself made up for it. We were directed... More 

3 Thank 24travelnow
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Mt Lassen in August of 2016 and I was amazed at how few people there were in the park. For such a diverse and beautiful park it is, thankfully, under utilized! We did not see any wildlife but the park features were the real stars here. Climbing Mt Lassen was a great hike and the views from the... More 

3 Thank Dallas S
Kyle, Texas
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Chill is in the air, but afternoons are sunny and warmer. Bring long pants and a jacket. I tend to run hot, but a long sleeved shirt felt really good. Mountain is covered with snow and is in its glory. We drove, took tons of photos and ate under the pines. Trails well maintained but the higher you go, the... More 

5 Thank ourgrandpasattic
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lassen Volcanic National Park, probably one of the most interesting of our national parks, has been in our backyard practically the last forty years. I've visited the park numerous times during that time and still have not explored all of it. The recent improvements to the peak trail have made it a much more enjoyable experience for all. Also new,... More 

2 Thank John M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was basically the Mount St. Helen of 100 years ago. So, it's interesting to see the devastation and regrowth. The drive is harrowing. The mountain is about 10,000 feet and you are up there (when driving) with no shoulders or guard rails. If we had come from the south, I would have made my husband turn around. No... More 

2 Thank mayflower57
Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We camped at Manzanita Lake and drove thru the park, north to south, the next day. Did the Bumpass Hell Hike and some other short hikes. We are in our 60's but the hikes are well worth the effort. Only had one day, but will go back again to do the other hikes and see more of the volcanic terrain.

1 Thank John_M154931
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a relatively short hike (about 5 miles round trip), but the 2000' elevation gain makes for an awesome workout. The scenery is fantastic all the way to the top. Do not be fooled by the warm temps at the trailhead in summertime. It gets very windy and cold from about midway to the top. I started with shorts... More 

3 Thank Nowzar A

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