• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Hiking Devastated Area Interpretive Trail

Start: Devastated parking area
Round Trip Distance: 0.5 mile
Round Trip Time: 30 minutes
Terrain: Paved loop (wheelchair accessible)
Elevation Change: 0 ft
Elevation: 6,470 ft

 

Offering excellent views of the east side of Lassen Peak, this easy walk introduces visitors to effects of the Lassen Peak eruptions. A short ways in, the trail forks and can be followed in either direction. Wandering through pink and gray lava rocks, interpretive plaques along the trail describe the creation of the devastated area and the remnants it left behind. This short, informative trail is an excellent choice for families or those unable to take longer trails.

The Devastated Area parking area is located on the park road 19.1 miles from the southwest entrance or 9.7 miles from the northwest entrance. The marked trailhead begins in front of the restrooms on the east side of the parking area.

Did You Know?

summer and winter newspapers side by side

The Lassen Volcanic National Park newspaper comes out twice a year--one issue for winter and one for the summer season. The newspaper describes the many activities you can enjoy visiting during the very different seasons. More...