The Ridge Lakes trail offers spectacular views of Mt. Diller
The Ridge Lakes route offers spectacular views of Mt. Diller

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Winter at Lassen offers the opportunity to step outside of the boundaries by trying something new or exploring new terrain. Once the roads disappear and the trails are hidden under snow, and snowshoes are a great way to explore.

Explore on Your Own

Snowshoe routes are available at both the north and south entrances. Be sure to bring your own snowshoes. The park does not rent snowshoes or other winter equipment.

Snowshoe Rentals Available at:
Mineral Lodge - Mineral, CA
Highlands Ranch Resort - Mill Creek, CA
Bodfish Bicycles/Quiet Mountain Sports - Chester, CA
Boardmart - Redding, CA
Redding Sports Ltd - Redding, CA
The Hermit's Hut - Redding, CA
Chico Sports Ltd - Chico, CA
Mountain Sports - Chico, CA

**This list is in no particular order or preference, and may not include all businesses that rent snowshoes. We recommend calling the business to ensure availability of equipment. If any other businesses in Chester, Red Bluff, Redding, or Chico offer snowshoe/ski rentals, please contact us at

Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks

This program will not be offered in Winter 2020/2021 due to COVID-19 response.

If you are new to snowshoeing, consider joining a ranger-led snowshoe walk January through March. Snowshoes are provided for the ranger-led walk only. The Manzanita Lake Area and the snow-covered Park Highway Route offer gradual climbs with limited avalanche danger, however avalanche terrain exists at the upper end of the Manzanita Creek trail near Loomis Peak. Numerous routes out of the Southwest Area offer trails of greater difficulty, many with spectacular winter views. Most of the primary snowshoe routes in the southwest area pass through frequent avalanche terrain; be avalanche aware when traveling through steep terrain.

Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program for School Groups

This program will not be offered in Winter 2020/2021 due to COVID-19 response.
As part of Lassen Education Program, the park offers ranger-led snowshoe walks and winter ecology programs for school groups. Programs are by reservation only. Please visit our Field Trips page for more information.

Last updated: December 27, 2020

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Mineral, CA 96063


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