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)!

Downloads
Day Hike Guide
Devils Kitchen Trail Guide: Printing version | Viewing version
Mill Creek Falls Trail Guide: Printing version | Viewing version
Lassen Peak Trail Guide: Printing version | Viewing version
Bumpass Hell Trail Guide: Printing version | Viewing version
Brokeoff Mountain Trail Guide: Printing version | Viewing version

 
Trail Notes
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.
 
Trail Conditions

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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.
Trail
Difficulty Miles (RT)
Condition
PCT 18.3 Northern side - no snow
Southern side - no snow
Southwest Area
Bumpass Hell
** 3.0 Open - Large snow fields are still present. Trekking poles for stability and sturdy hiking boots are advised.
Brokeoff Mountain *** 7.0 Patches of snow
Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes ** 2.6 Open
Kings Creek Falls ** 3.0 Open. Hikers must travel to the falls via the horse trail. Cascades section is closed due to trail maintenance.
Sifford Lakes
** Open
Lassen Peak *** 5.0 Large snow patches - Sturdy hiking boots and trekking poles advised.
Mill Creek Falls ** 3.8 Open
Ridge Lakes *** 2.0 Patches of snow
Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes ** 4.0 Patches of snow
Northwest Area

Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop ** 11 Open Large populations of mosquitoes around the Twin Lakes. Trail passes through Reading Fire area. See bear advisory above.
Crags Lake ** 4.2Open
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 ** 7.0Open Bent trees overhang sections of the trail.
Manzanita Lake * 1.8Open - Mountain lion sighting reported on 6/7. Learn more about mountain lion safety.
Nobles Emigrant Trail *
Open
Butte Lake Area See bear advisory above
Bathtub Lake Loop ** 0.8Open
Cinder Cone **(*) 4.0 Open Learn more about lightning safety.
Prospect Peak *** 6.6 Open
Butte Lake to Widow Lake
4.5Open
Snag Lake Loop 13 Open See bear advisory above
Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas See bear advisory above
Boiling Springs Lake ** 3.0 Open
Devils Kitchen ** 4.4 Open
Drake Lake ** 4 Open
Dream Lake Basin * 1 Basin is closed, visitors are encouraged to view the area along the former lake shore.
Terminal Geyser ** 5.8 Open
Horseshoe Lake * 2.8 Open See bear advisory above
Inspiration Point ** 1.4 Open
Mount Harkness ** 3.8 Open - Learn more about lightning safety.
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063

Phone:

(530) 595-4480
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