Park Highway Closed for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway will remain open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Manzanita Lake (1 mile inside the NW entrance). More »
Lassen Peak Trail Open to Summit with Evening Closures this Weekend
Mineral, CA – The Lassen Peak Trail will open for visitors wanting to hike to the summit of Lassen Peak on June 21, 22, and 23 during daylight hours. Evening closures from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. have been set due to safety concerns. “An assessment of the trail revealed a few lingering snow fields which pose a considerable hazard to hikers with the low evening temperatures and limited visibility,” stated Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. Hikers are encouraged to consider Cinder Cone, located in the Butte Lake area, as an alternative full moon hike.
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.