• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California


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.

New! Take the Reach Higher Trail Challenge!
Beginning June 14, 2014, pick up a participation brochure at a visitor station and start hiking to burn calories and earn a free commemorative bandana!

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

Difficulty Miles (RT)
PCT 18.3 Open
Southwest Area
Bumpass Hell
** 3.0 Open
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Open
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Open
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Cascades section closed until repairs made, use alternative (horse) route.
Sifford Lakes
** Open
Lassen Peak *** 5.0 The trail is closed to the summit beyond Grandview. The next summit opening will be Sept. 26-28. More information
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Open
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Open
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Open
Northwest Area

Cluster Lakes Loop ** 11 Open.Trail passes through Reading Fire area.
Crags Lake ** 4.2 Open
Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Open
Echo Lake ** 4.4 Open
Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * .5 Open
Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Open
Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Open
Manzanita Lake * 1.8 Open
Nobles Emigrant Trail *
Butte Lake Area

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


Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Open
Butte Lake to Widow Lake
Snag Lake Loop 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 Open
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Open
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Open

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.


Did You Know?

closeup of white flowers of smelowskia flower

The Lassen Smelowskia flower only grows within Lassen Volcanic National Park, with the largest population on Lassen Peak, and is considered a Threatened and Endangered Species.