Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen, Lassen Volcanic National Park: Address, Phone Number, Mount Lassen Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Lassen
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This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
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Beachwatcher14
Whidbey Island, WA170 contributions
Awesome hike to the top
Jul 2021
This 2.5 mile hike gains 2500 feet in elevation, but the trail is so well planned and maintained, it doesn't feel that difficult. The biggest consideration if you want to hike to the top is getting used to the high elevation. The views are amazing. A must-do hike if you visit the park.
Written 25 July 2021
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson843 contributions
Wonderful challenge, but if you don't like heights ...
Jul 2021
I like to challenge myself with at last one hike listed as strenuous in every park we visit, but I knew going in that I have a fear of heights. The hike was indeed challenging (69 and both knees replaced) but I found it steady going - until I got to the last quarter mile. At that point the trail has no side wall, you are high enough to feel the wind, and there was show on a few spots to make the footing somewhat tricky. Admittedly I gave up at that point. So be warned and no thyself. I did take pictures and thoroughly enjoyed the exercise up to that point and back, but that last piece and my limits about heights defeated me. Hopefully friendly advice.
Written 17 July 2021
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Lev K
5 contributions
Lessen Volcanic Park
Sep 2020
Lassen Volcanic National Park

On September 10, 2020 our two friends, my wife and I visited Lassen Volcanic Park by driving from Antlers cabins on Lake Shasta. Originally, we were planning to spend the day at the lake, but lake was closed for all water activities due to the fires in some areas far away from the lake.
We changed our plans and planned to visit Subway Caves locates about 65 miles from our cabins and to follow up with the rest of the day at Lassen Volcanic Park about half an hour away. Upon arrival at the entrance to the Subway Caves we were stopped by the Ranger and informed that caves area is closed. Unfortunately, it was not noticed on the park service site.
Decided to try our luck at Lassen Volcanic Park. For some reason the National Park was open.
There is about 30 mile of CA-89 running through the park. Many areas to visit, but when you planning to spend about half day to a day in the Park, I would suggest to spend most of the time at the Sulphur Works (Southwest entrance) and Bumpass Hell - just a short drive toward NW entrance on CA-89.
The observation walk to the hydrothermal area is 1.4 mile one way. It is a moderate difficulty trail (by my estimate). Four of us age from low to very advanced seventeenths made it for about 45 min one way with short breaks, so judge yourself. I was sorry to see some youngsters walking in flip flops. Have good walking shoes to save yourselves from easily preventable injuries.
Good travels.
Written 8 October 2020
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,445 contributions
Amazing place
Sep 2020 • Solo
Mount Lassen erupted in 1915. And you can hike to the summit and stand in the crater. Read up on the history of this place before you visit, and it will make your visit a lot more memorable. Lassen National Park is one of America's most beautiful national parks, but it is not that frequently visited. Come here, hike the Lassen Peak trail, take pictures, and you will remember it for life.
Written 27 September 2020
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Alilu007
Menlo Park, CA290 contributions
Hike--Not as scenic as King's Creek, but for those that want great exercise.
Aug 2020
We mentally prepared ourselves for a grueling hike, but it wasn’t as bad as we had expected. Our slow group took about 2.5 hours for the ascent. A faster group took about 1.5 hours.

There is another rock scramble past the first peak with the elevation medallion, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth the extra climb if you are tired.

There was more shade than we had imagined (It wasn’t as non-shaded as Mission Peak in the East Bay/Fremont), and as you go up, the wind cools you down.

However, the wind wasn’t too bad at the top either. We had brought jackets thinking it would be chilly, however, none of us needed them (hiked in late August).
It is satisfying to know that you’ve ascended the tallest peak throughout the rest of your journey, when you look up to the peak.
Written 13 September 2020
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Swelll
Melbourne, Australia112 contributions
Great volcanoe climb - even for those who think they cant
Jul 2020
The entire park is fantastic and provide many opportunites to experience many aspects of mineral springs, wildlife (deer, bears) and great hikes - kings creek falls.
The key climb is definitely Lassen peak and is a great 3-4 turnaround pending your skills and fitness.
nothing too taxing...just a long climb to the top but allowing for some residual snow which gets a little messay its possible to do this all summer with either shorts/tshirts or a pretty full wear of hiking/climbing clothes.
Written 1 September 2020
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csarchibald
Kingston, TN4,146 contributions
Gorgeous from many different angles
Aug 2020
Throughout the Lassen Volcanic National Park, the center point of many photos is going to be Mount Lassen. If you are into hiking, you can even summit the mountain in a trail near the summit. No matter what angle you look at it it has a unique type of beauty , even though the top of the mountain is bare. Before visiting check on weather conditions, our last trip here was mid July 2017 and the roads were still closed because of snow.
Written 27 August 2020
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Toriavic9
Beaufort, SC126 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2020 • Couples
So much to do but we had so little time! Even if you just enter the park and drive through the entire route up and back down the mountain is an amazing experience. By the time we got to the top , it had dropped to 37 degrees and was snowing! You will see streams, lakes, the devastated area, ice, snow, valleys, and the sulfur works all from the drive. I bet they have amazing trails that we didn’t explore but would love to come back!
Written 4 June 2020
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happy4travel
Northern California1,290 contributions
Gorgeous for a bike ride!
Sep 2019
Mount Lassen....says it all! You can fish, you can ride a bike, you can do it all. Perfect for almost anything! Most folks enjoy the walking, very friendly staff! Hiking Is amazing, the atmosphere is welcoming and inviting the kids loved it here! It’s the BEST!
Written 10 January 2020
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C9386KFlisa
Fall River, Massachusetts11 contributions
A lovely, underrated national park
Aug 2019
This park is an easy 1 hr. drive East from Redding, CA and a nice introduction to the historic and current volcanic activity of this part of the United States. Ideal for hikers and climbers, but, good for motorists and those who prefer short walks, as well. It offers volcanic cones, bubbling mud pots, snow banks in Summer and easy access to local flora and fauna. All this with no crowds. Enjoy!
Written 3 November 2019
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