Things To Do

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers a wealth of activities that are as varied as the seasons of the park. Winter conditions often begin as early as October and persist through June or July. Be sure to check trail, campground and road conditions before planning a spring trip.

Things to Do
Auto-touring Field Seminars
Backpacking Fishing Special Events
Birdwatching Horseback Riding
Stargazing & Astronomy
Boating Ranger-led Programs
Stock Use
Camping Skiing Swimming
Snowplay Wildlife Viewing


With over 150 miles of hiking trails, both day hiking and backpacking are popular summer activities. Don't miss Lassen's active hydrothermal areas including Sulphur Works and Bumpass Hell. Note that due to snow pack, the Bumpass Hell trail usually does not open until early to mid-July. The summer is season is also a great time to enjoy ranger-led programs and special events. To help plan your summer visit, view sample summer itineraries or read the summer edition of the Peak Experiences, the park newspaper.

Lassen receives over 30 feet of snow on average each winter! The season often begins in October and persists through June or July. Snowplay, skiing, and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy Lassen's winter wonderland. If you're new to winter at Lassen, join us for a ranger-led showshoe program offered January through April. For more information on planning a winter visit, read the winter edition of the Peak Experiences, the park newspaper.

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