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.
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Special Note for Equestrian Riders
Equestrian riders are encouraged to only travel on trails which have been cleared of fallen trees. Please do
not off-trail travel. Call 530-595-4480 for the most up-to-date information.
Mountain Lion Advisory
Sightings have been reported on the Manzanita Lake and Brokeoff Mountain Trails. Please exercise caution in this areas, especially at dawn and dusk. Learn more about mountain lion safety.
Bear Advisory- Twin Lakes, Juniper Lake, and Butte Lake Areas
At least one bear has obtained food from hikers, which calls for increased caution when traveling through these areas. Bear canisters are highly recommended for travel in these areas, hanging food has been ineffective. Canisters are available for rental from the Lassen Association located in the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center during business hours. Read the bear safety handout to learn more. Bears can be active in winter, especially during warm and mild times.
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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Difficulty ratings: * Easy | ** Moderate | *** Strenuous
Last updated July 22, 2016
Trail conditions will be updated as reports come in from the field. This will begin once roads open and trails melt.