Day Hiking

Four kids hiking on a trail backed by a large volcano.
Young hikers on the Bumpass Hell Trail with Lassen Peak in the background.

More than 150 miles of hiking trails provide access to a wide-variety of park features including hydrothermal areas, volcanic peaks, alpine lakes, and mountain meadows. Hiking is the best way to explore Lassen Volcanic Wilderness, a designation afforded to just five percent of America’s public lands. You can enjoy and preserve these wild areas by practicing Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and not contributing to recreation-related impacts in the park including litter, erosion, social trail creation, and food-conditioned wildlife.


Plan Your Hike

Hiking season generally occurs May through October. The park receives up to 30 feet of snow each winter. Hiking trails can remain snow-covered into June and sometimes July. Trails are not plowed or shoveled during the winter, and most likely will require snowshoes or skis. Learn more about hiking and over-snow travel in the winter or early spring.

1. Choose a Trail

2. Prepare for Your Hike

A map of the park indicating trailheads listed in table below
Map of park areas and trailheads. Click on map for larger image.

Featured Trails

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    Last updated: May 3, 2024

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