Trail Conditions

 

Summer/Fall Trail Conditions

Last updated: 6/24/2022 | Press F5 to Refresh Page

Trail conditions are updated when information is available. We welcome your trail reports to @LassenNPS or lavo_information@nps.gov.

Difficulty ratings: * Easy | ** Moderate | *** Moderately Strenuous | **** Strenuous
P - Parking limited | K - Good for kids | B - Busy/popular | N - Part of a National Trail | I - Self-guided interpretive trail

Trail

Difficulty

Miles (RT)

Notes

Conditions

PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)

Varies

Varies

N

Numerous fallen trees. Affected by the Dixie Fire. 17 miles traverse the central and eastern portions of the park from north to south. Lassen Volcanic does not provide regular updates for the PCT.

Southwest Area | Elevations range from 6,700 feet to 10,457 feet

Brokeoff Mountain

****

7.0

P

Patchy snow and fallen trees across trail. Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Bumpass Hell

**

3.0

P, K, B, N

CLOSED due to winter snow hazards. Trail will open for 2022 summer/fall season once conditions permit. View previous trail opening dates. Minimally affected by the Dixie Fire.

Mill Creek Falls

***

3.8

B

Portions closed include: trailhead to first footbridge, falls overlook, and footbridges over the falls. Trail crew cleared fallen trees and raked the trail on 6/8.

Ridge Lakes

****

2.0

Partially snow-covered. Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Lassen Peak

****

5.0

N

Patchy snow. Stay on snow or on exposed sections of trail. Do not walk around mud or water on trail as it leads to trail widening and erosion. Be prepared for loose/falling rock. Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes

***

4.0

P

Snow-covered. Trail-finding difficult. Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes

**

2.6

K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Trail from Cold Boiling Lake to Bumpass Hell basin is snow-free with some burned trees across the trail.

Kings Creek Falls

**

3.0

P, K

Overlook closed due to Dixie Fire effects. Fallen trees cleared.

Sifford Lakes

**

Varies

P, K

Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Manzanita Lake and Summit Lake Areas | Elevations range from 5,900 feet to 7,200 feet

Manzanita Lake

*

1.8

K, B

Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Lily Pond Interpretive Trail

*

0.5

I, K, P

Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Nobles Emigrant Trail

*

3.5

N

Trail along and east of Hat Creek affected by the Dixie Fire. Trailhead is located off of service road north of the Manzanita Lake Entrance Station. Most fallen trees cleared.

Manzanita Creek

**

7.0

Fallen trees cleared. Not affected by the Dixie Fire. Trailhead is one mile from Loomis Plaza in the Manzanita Lake Campground D-Loop.

Crags Lake

**

4.2

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. No water in Crags Lake as of 5/20. Most of this trail is exposed to the sun with little shade; bring sun protection and plenty of drinking water. Fallen trees cleared.

Devastated Area Trail

*

0.25

I, K

Trail not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Hat Lake to Paradise Meadow

**

2.8

K, P

Patchy snow and fallen trees on trail. Not affected by the Dixie Fire.

Echo Lake

**

4.4

P

Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop

**

11

P

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Fallen trees cleared from Summit Lake to Bear Lakes.
Some parts of the trail from Summit Lake to Twin Lakes difficult to follow due to fallen trees.

Butte Lake Area | Elevations range from 6,100 feet to 8,300 feet

Bathtub Lake Loop

**

0.8

K

Some evidence of the Dixie Fire. Fallen trees cleared.

Cinder Cone

**
****

4.0

I, P

Trail crew cleared fallen trees 6/9. Some evidence of the Dixie Fire.

Prospect Peak

***

6.6

Some evidence of the Dixie Fire. Most of this trail is exposed to the sun with little shade; bring sun protection and plenty of drinking water.

Butte Lake to Widow Lake

***

4.5

Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Snag Lake Loop

**

13

Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Warner Valley Area | 5,600 feet

Boiling Springs Lake

**

3.0

K, N

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.
Portions of trail through high-severity areas are undefined and unmarked.
Fallen trees cleared.

Devils Kitchen

**

4.4

K, N

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire. Footbridge at entrance of hydrothermal area was damaged by the fire. Fallen trees cleared.

Drake Lake

**

4

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Dream Lake Basin

*

1

K, N

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Terminal Geyser

**

5.8

N

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire. Portions of trail through high-severity effects are undefined or unmarked.

Little Willow Lake to Terminal Geyser

**

1.8

N, K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Portions of trail through high-severity effects are undefined or unmarked.

Warner Valley Road to Juniper Lake

****

5.6

Trail is closed due to effects of the Dixie Fire.

Juniper Lake Area | 8,000 feet

Horseshoe Lake

*

2.8

K

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Inspiration Point

**

1.4

K

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Mount Harkness

****

3.8

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Trail affected by the Dixie Fire. Remnants of destroyed fire lookout closed. Top 1/3 snow-covered; numerous fallen trees on trail.

Crystal Lake

*

0.8

K, P

Trailhead not yet accessible by vehicle. Affected by the Dixie Fire.

Last updated: June 24, 2022

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