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.

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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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    New - Spring 2019: This page will be periodically updated as we recieve information on trail conditions.

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

    Last updated April 14, 2019
    Trail Difficulty Miles (RT) Condition
    (17 miles through the park)
    18.3 Snow-covered
    Southwest Area | elevations range from 6,700 feet to 10,457 feet | as of mid- April 2019, area is covered with 13 - 20 feet of snow.
    Bumpass Hell ** 3.0 Snow-covered. Trail is closed for a multi-year rehabilitation project. An alternative trail is available to reach Bumpass Hell. *See Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lake Trail.
    Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Snow-covered
    Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Snow-covered. *Trailhead to Cold Boiling Lake is an alternative route to the Bumpass Hell basin.
    Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Snow-covered
    Sifford Lakes ** Snow-covered
    Lassen Peak *** 5.0 Snow-covered. Learn more about lightning safety
    Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Snow-covered
    Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Snow-covered
    Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Snow-covered
    Northwest Area | elevations range from 5,900 feet to 7,200 feet | as of mid-April, snow depth is patchy to 8 feet
    Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop ** 11 Snow-covered Trail passes through the 2012 Reading Fire. Dead standing trees can fall without warning. Use caution.
    Crags Lake ** 4.2
    Devastated Area Interpretive Loop * 0.25 Snow-covered, 6-8 feet of snow
    Echo Lake ** 4.4 Snow-covered
    Lily Pond Nature Trail Loop * .5 Snow-covered
    Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow ** 2.8 Snow-covered
    Manzanita Creek ** 7.0 Snow-covered
    Manzanita Lake * 1.8 Partially snow-covered, skis not advisable
    Nobles Emigrant Trail * 3.5 Partially snow-covered
    Butte Lake Area | elevations range from 6,100 feet to 8,300 feet | snow depths unknown until access is available
    Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8 Snow-covered
    Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0 Snow-covered
    Learn more about lightning safety
    Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Snow-covered
    Butte Lake to Widow Lake 4.5 Snow-covered
    Snag Lake Loop 13 Snow-covered
    Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas | elevations range from 5,600 feet to 8,000 feet | snow depths unknown until access is available
    Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 Snow-covered - Parking at the Warner Valley Trailhead will be limited this summer due to the temporary Bumpass Hell Trail closure.
    Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 Snow-covered- See limited parking above
    Drake Lake ** 4 Snow-covered - See limited parking above
    Dream Lake Basin * 1 Snow-covered - See limited parking above
    Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 Snow-covered - See limited parking above
    Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Snow-covered
    Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Snow-covered
    Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Snow-covered - Learn more about lightning safety.

    Last updated: April 14, 2019

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    PO Box 100
    Mineral, CA 96063


    (530) 595-4480

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