Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile inside the southwest entrance) and the Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). Snow removal has begun. More »
A Portion of Lassen Peak Trail to Open in Time for Fee Free Weekend
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, (530) 595-4444 ext. 5101
The first 1.3 mile of the 2.5 mile Lassen Peak Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park is to open for the public on Friday, August 14. The popular trail has been closed since an accident that occurred on the afternoon of July 29. "The first 1.3 mile of Lassen Peak Trail to reopen will provide opportunities for visitors to experience hiking on this large volcano and affords many views of the surrounding landscape," stated the Superintendent. "The remaining portion of the trail will remain closed this season, and work to reopen the trail to the summit will begin during the spring of 2010."
Did You Know?
On the evening of May 14, 1915, incandescant blocks of lava could be seen bouncing down the flanks of Lassen Peak from as far away as the town of Manton, 20 miles to the west.