Things To Do

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers a wealth of activities that are as varied as the seasons of the park. Winter conditions often begin as early as October and persist through June or July. Be sure to check trail, campground and road conditions before planning a spring trip.

Auto-touring Field Seminars Snowplay
Backpacking Fishing Snowshoeing
Birdwatching Horseback Riding Special Events
Boating Parkcaching Stargazing & Astronomy
Camping Ranger-led Programs Stock Use
Hiking Skiing Swimming

Summer and Fall

With over 150 miles of hiking trails, both day hiking and backpacking are popular summer activities. Don't miss Lassen's active hydrothermal areas including Sulphur Works and Bumpass Hell. Note that due to snow pack, the Bumpass Hell trail usually does not open until early to mid-July. The summer is season is also a great time to enjoy ranger-led programs and special events. To help plan your summer visit, view sample summer itineraries or read the summer edition of the Peak Experiences, the park newspaper.

Spring and Winter

Lassen receives more than 30 feet of snow on average each winter! The season often begins in October and persists through June or July. Snowplay, skiing, and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy Lassen's winter wonderland. If you're new to winter at Lassen, join us for a ranger-led snowshoe program offered on weekends. For more information on planning a winter visit, visit the winter activities page or read the winter edition of the Peak Experiences, the park newspaper.


Last updated: January 26, 2018

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