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

Leave No Trace Special Events | Friday, July 27, 2018

Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Donielle Stevens and Aaron Hussman, for fun and educational activities based on Leave No Trace principles. Learn more here.

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 June 28, 2018
Trail Difficulty Miles (RT) Condition
PCT
(17 miles through the park)
18.3 Open
Southwest Area
Bumpass Hell ** 3.0 Trail, boardwalk, and basin are closed for a multi-year rehabilitation project.
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Open
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Open. Parking will be limited this summer and is anticipated to fill up by mid-morning each day.
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Open
Sifford Lakes ** Open
Lassen Peak *** 5.0 Open. Learn more about lightning safety
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Open
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Open
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Open
Northwest Area
Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop ** 11 Open. Trail passes through the 2012 Reading Fire. Dead standing trees can fall without warning. Use caution.
Crags Lake ** 4.2 Open
Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Open
Echo Lake ** 4.4 Open
Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * .5 Open
Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Open
Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Open
Manzanita Lake * 1.8 Open
Nobles Emigrant Trail * 3.5 Open
Butte Lake Area
Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8 Open
Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0 Open
Learn more about lightning safety
Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Open
Butte Lake to Widow Lake 4.5 Open
Snag Lake Loop 13 Open
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas
Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 Open - Parking at the Warner Valley Trailhead will be limited this summer due to the temporary Bumpass Hell Trail closure.
Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 Open- See limited parking above
Drake Lake ** 4 Open - See limited parking above
Dream Lake Basin * 1 Open - See limited parking above
Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 Open - See limited parking above
Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Open
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Open
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Open - Learn more about lightning safety.
 
 
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    Mineral, CA 96063

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