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.
 
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    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.
     

    Last updated: October 2, 2018

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    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 100
    Mineral, CA 96063

    Phone:

    (530) 595-4480

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