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.

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Downloads
Loop Trail Distance handout | Day Hike Guide
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 park trails above 7,000 ft. - 5/3/15.
New! Expect fallen trees on park trails, especially north and east facing slopes.
Updates are not regularly made for trail conditions, please call 530-595-4480 for current information.
Some trailheads are nonaccessible by vehicle due to park road closures.

Trail
Difficulty Miles (RT)
Condition
PCT 18.3 Numerous fallen trees between Badger Flat and Lower Twin Lake. A hike will take twice as long as usual. Horses not advised until trees are removed. Fallen trees to be cleared mid-June.
Southwest Area
Bumpass Hell
** 3.0 Closed due to hazardous snow conditions. Trail will open once conditions warrant.
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 patchy snow
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Snow-covered
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Various amolunts of snow coverage. Cascades section closed until repairs made, use alternative (horse) route.
Sifford Lakes
** Various amounts of snow coverage.
Lassen Peak *** 5.0 Snow-covered. Be prepared for witner-like conditions; crampons and ice axe may be necessary for an ascent of Lassen Peak.
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Open - some small snow patches and downed trees
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Various amounts of snow coverage.
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Snow-covered
Northwest Area

Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop ** 11

Patchy snow - Trail passes through Reading Fire area. Numerous fallen trees across trail.

Crags Lake ** 4.2 Open
Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Open
Echo Lake ** 4.4 Patchy snow
Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * .5 Open
Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Patchy snow 2nd half of trail
Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Patchy snow 2nd half of trail
Manzanita Lake * 1.8 No snow
Nobles Emigrant Trail *
No snow
Butte Lake Area

Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8 Open
Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0

Open

Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Open
Butte Lake to Widow Lake
4.5 Open
Snag Lake Loop 13 Open
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas

Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 Open
Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 Open
Drake Lake ** 4 Open
Dream Lake Basin * 1 Basin is closed, visitors are encouraged to view the area along the former lake shore.
Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 Open
Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Various amounts of snow
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Various amounts of snow
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Various amounts of snow
 

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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