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?
John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."