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 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.