Day Hiking

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.

Take the Reach Higher Trail Challenge!
Pick up a participation brochure at a visitor station and start hiking to burn calories and earn a free commemorative bandana (while supplies last)!

Day Hike Guide (pdf, 89KB)

 

Trail Notes

Bear-Resistant Storage Required for Backpackers

Overnight backcountry users must use a container certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) to store food and scented items. View more information on the backpacking permit page.

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.
 

Trail Conditions

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Difficulty ratings: * Easy | ** Moderate | *** Strenuous

Last updated October 18, 2019 - This page will be updated as we receive information on trail conditions
Trail Difficulty Miles (RT) Condition
PCT
(17 miles through the park)
18.3 Mostly dry.
Southwest Area | Elevations range from 6,700 feet to 10,457 feet
Bumpass Hell ** 3.0 Trail is now open. Hikers will see continuing rehabilitation efforts.
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Clear
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Clear
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Clear
Sifford Lakes ** Clear
Lassen Peak *** 5.0 Clear. Learn more about lightning safety
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Clear
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Clear
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Clear
Northwest Area | Elevations range from 5,900 feet to 7,200 feet
Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop ** 11 Trail passes through the 2012 Reading Fire. Dead standing trees can fall without warning. Use caution.
Crags Lake ** 4.2 Clear
Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Clear
Echo Lake ** 4.4 Clear
Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * 0.5 Clear
Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Clear
Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Stay on trail until clear of adjacent prescribed burn area (approximately one mile).
Manzanita Lake * 1.8 Clear
Nobles Emigrant Trail * 3.5 Clear
Butte Lake Area | Elevations range from 6,100 feet to 8,300 feet
Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8 Clear
Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0 Clear
Learn more about lightning safety
Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Clear
Butte Lake to Widow Lake 4.5 Clear
Snag Lake Loop 13 Clear
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas | Elevations range from 5,600 feet to 8,000 feet
Warner Valley Road will close for the season at boundary for project work on 10/14/19.
The Warner Valley Area will remain accessible via foot or bicycle inside the gate.
Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 Clear
Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 Clear
Drake Lake ** 4 Clear
Dream Lake Basin * 1 Clear
Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 Clear
Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Clear
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Clear
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Clear - Learn more about lightning safety.
 
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    Last updated: October 18, 2019

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    Mineral, CA 96063

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