• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Reach Higher Trail Challenge

Two hikers view Lassen Peak from Cinder Cone
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Reach Higher Trail Challenge
Kick-off Saturday, June 14, 2014 on National Get Outdoors Day
Take the Reach Higher Trail Challenge and burn calories on over 150 miles of trails at Lassen. Similar to the 2013 Explore Safely Trail Challenge, the new Reach Higher Trail Challenge encourages you to take your fitness level to new heights! This year, participants will hike trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park and calculate their approximate calories burned for each hike to earn a commemorative bandana. Are you ready for the challenge?

To participate:

  1. Pick-up a participation brochure at an entrance station, the Loomis Museum, the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center beginning June 14, or print it at home (see below).
  2. Select one of three challenge levels that is most appropriate for your experience and fitness level.
  3. Choose from any of the 150 miles of trails in the park and get hiking!
  4. Calculate your approximate calories burned for each hike using a table provided in the participation brochure.
  5. Share your results with a park ranger to receive your commemorative bandana and sign the participate roster (optional).

Download a copy of the participant brochure in English (pdf, 933KB) or Spanish (pdf, 907KB).

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of Coca-Cola, the Coca-Cola Foundation, DISNEY, and the Scrooby Foundation. Additional support was provided by Lassen's official concessioner, California Guest Services and Latino Outreach of Tehama County.


Free Spanish Reach Higher Ranger-led Programs
Saturdays, June 14 through August 30, 2014

In partnership with Latino Outreach of Tehama County, Lassen is offering special Spanish ranger-led programs every Saturday from June 14 through August 30, 2014. Programs include a bilingual ranger-led hike, free park entrance for the day of the program, a bag lunch, gas voucher (per two people), and 7-day park pass to return to the park at a later date. Space is limited to 20 people per program; reservations are required.

Program Information

Programs begin at 10 am and meet at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Programs require walking on a trail with a ranger. The specific hike will vary with each group's preference and abilities and will end by 2 pm. Actual hiking time will be one to two hours. Following the initial meet-up, participants will follow the ranger in their personal vehicles to the selected trailhead. Participants must complete the ranger-led program to receive the free 7-day pass and gas voucher.

What Should I Bring?

Participants should bring clothing layers, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, tennis or hiking (preferred) shoes, camera, snacks, reusable bottle (if you have one).

Programas gratuitos en Español

Los Sábados, desde el 14 de Junio hasta el 30 de Agosto, de 2014.

En asociación o cooperación (partnership) con el Latino Outreach of Tehama County (la Extensión o Divulgación Latina del Condado de Tehama), Lassen está ofreciendo Programas gratuitos en Español conducidos o guiados por Guardas del Parque (Rangers) para alcanzar o conseguir estándares más altos, los Sábados, desde el 14 de Junio hasta el 30 de Agosto, de 2014. Los programas incluyen Caminatas (hikes) guiadas por Guardas bilingües, entrada gratuita al parque el día del programa, una bolsa con almuerzo, un bono o vale para gasolina o gas (para dos personas), y un Pase de entrada al Parque, por 7 días, para volver al parque en una fecha posterior. El espacio está limitado a 20 personas por programa y se requiere hacer reservación.

Información Sobre el Programa

Los programas se inician a las 10:00 am, y el Punto de reunión es el Centro para Visitantes de Kohm Yah-mah-nee. Los programas requieren de caminatas (hikes). Las Caminatas específicas variarán de acuerdo con las preferencias y las habilidades de cada grupo, y terminarán a las 2:00 pm. El tiempo real de las caminatas será una a dos horas. A continuación del encuentro inicial, los participantes seguirán al Guarda en sus vehículos personales hasta la cabeza del sendero seleccionado. Los participantes deben completar el programa guiado por un Guarda, para poder recibir el Pase gratuito por Siete días (posteriores) de entrada al Parque y el bono o vale para gasolina o gas.

¿Qué Debo Llevar?
Los participantes deben traer varias capas de ropa (clothing layers), crema protectora solar, sombrero, gafas de sol, zapatos tenis o (preferiblemente) zapatos para Caminatas (hiking), cámara de fotos, bocadillos o refrigerios, una botella reusable (si la tiene).

Did You Know?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."