• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Hiking

map of park broke into regions for easy location of hiking trails
Regional Map of Park
 

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers over 150 miles of hiking trails for visitors of levels of ability. Discover the devastation of Lassen Peak's last eruption on the accessible trail at the Devastated Area, explore Lassen's largest hydrothermal area on the Bumpass Hell trail, or spend the day climbing Brokeoff Mountain and enjoy its spectacular panoramic views. Please note that winter conditions often persist late into the summer months, and many trails are not snow free until June or July. View current trail conditions below or call (530) 595-4480 for the most up-to-date information.

Take the Reach Higher Trail Challenge!
Pick up a participation brochure at a visitor station and start hiking to burn calories and earn a free commemorative bandana (while supplies last)!

Downloads
Loop Trail Distance handout | Day Hike Guide
Lassen Peak Trail Guide: Print version | Viewing version
Devils Kitchen Trail Guide: Print version | Viewing version
Mill Creek Falls Trail Guide: Print version | Viewing version

 

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Difficulty ratings: * Easy | ** Moderate | *** Strenuous

New! Expect snow on most park trails - 12/3/14.
Updates are not regularly made for trail conditions, please call 530-595-4480 for current information.
Conditions are not exact in the fall as snow coverage can vary greatly during and after storms.
Most trailheads are nonaccessible by vehicle due to park road closures.

Trail
Difficulty Miles (RT)
Condition
PCT 18.3 Various amounts of snow
Southwest Area
Bumpass Hell
** 3.0 Snow-covered. Your comments on trail improvements requested. More information.
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Snow-covered
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Snow-covered
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Snow-covered. Cascades section closed until repairs made, use alternative (horse) route.
Sifford Lakes
** Snow-covered
Lassen Peak *** 5.0Snow-covered
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Snow-covered
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Snow-covered
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Snow-covered
Northwest Area

Cluster Lakes Loop ** 11 Snow-covered. Trail passes through Reading Fire area.
Crags Lake ** 4.2 Little snow coverage
Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Snow-covered
Echo Lake ** 4.4 Snow-covered
Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * .5 No snow
Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Snow-covered
Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Various amounts of snow
Manzanita Lake * 1.8 No snow
Nobles Emigrant Trail *
No snow
Butte Lake Area

Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8 Snow-covered
Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0

Snow-covered

Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Snow-covered
Butte Lake to Widow Lake
Snow-covered
Snag Lake Loop Snow-covered
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas

Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 No snow
Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 No snow
Drake Lake ** 4 No snow
Dream Lake Basin * 1 Basin is closed, visitors are encouraged to view the area along the former lake shore.
Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 No snow
Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Snow-covered
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Snow-covered
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Snow-covered
 

Hydrothermal Area Danger
For your safety, stay on established trails and boardwalks. Ground in hydrothermal areas can look solid but may actually be a thin crust hiding pools of acidic boiling water or mud. Traveling off-trail in these areas may result in severe injury. Read more about exploring the park hydrothermal areas.

 

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