Park Highway Closed for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway will remain open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Manzanita Lake (1 mile inside the NW entrance). More »
Winter at Lassen offers the opportunity to step outside of the boundaries by trying something new or exploring new terrain. Once the roads disappear and the trails are hidden under snow, and snowshoes are a great way to explore.
Explore on Your Own
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Ski and Snowshoe Routes
This trail is not recommended for skiing
Distance: 1.6 mile loop
Elevation: 5800 feet to 5850 feet
Average Time: 1.5 hours
Nanny Creek via McGowan Ski Trail
Located in adjacent Lassen National Forest
Distance: 5 miles to Nanny Creek one-way
Elevation: 6080 feet to 5110 feet
Average Skiing Time: 4 hours
Main Park Road to Lake Helen
Distance: 12.4 miles round-trip
Elevation: 6700 feet to 8200 feet
Average Skiing Time: 6 hours
Distance: 20 miles round-trip
Elevation: 6700 feet to 10,457 feet
Average Skiing Time: 3 days
Did You Know?
Brokeoff Mountain, seen here in Lassen Volcanic National Park, was once part of a much larger composite volcano, called Brokeoff Volcano, that towered 1000 feet above Lassen Peak and looked similar to Mount Shasta.