Trail Conditions

 

Summer/Fall Trail Conditions

Last updated: 10/2/2022 | You may need to reload page to see updates

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

The entire section of the PCT in Lassen have been cleared of fallen trees. Affected by the Dixie Fire. 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

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. The use of trekking poles are highly advised to aid in stability due to steepness and loose rock. Upper half of trail is sun exposed. Trail has been cleared of fallen trees.

Bumpass Hell

**

3.0

P, K, B, N

Minimally affected by the Dixie Fire. Partially sun exposed. Boardwalk is fully sun exposed.

Mill Creek Falls

***

3.8

B

All closures are lifted. Overlook facing the waterfall is open following reconstruction. The bridges over the falls have not yet been rebuilt; travel across the creek requires off-trail travel. There are numerous down trees between the overlook and the Mill Creek.

Ridge Lakes

****

2.0

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. The use of hiking boots, and trekking poles are highly encouraged to aid in stability due to steepness and loose rock. Partially sun exposed.

Lassen Peak

****

5.0

N

The use of trekking poles are highly encouraged to aid in stability due to steepness. Be on alert for loose or falling rock. Not affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Terrace, Shadow, and Cliff Lakes

***

4.0

P

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. Trail is cleared of fallen trees. Partially sun exposed.

Cold Boiling and Crumbaugh Lakes

**

2.6

K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Trail from Kings Creek Picnic area to Southwest entrance is cleared of fallen trees. Mostly sun exposed.

Kings Creek Falls

**

3.0

P, K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Viewing overlook repaired and open. Mostly sun-exposed. Kings Creek Falls to Warner Valley is cleared of fallen trees.

Sifford Lakes

**

Varies

P, K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed. Trail form Kings Creek Falls Trailhead to Warner Valley cleared of trees.

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. Partially sun exposed.

Lily Pond Interpretive Trail

*

0.5

I, K, P

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. Shady sections.

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. Entire trail cleared of fallen trees. Shady sections.

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. Shady sections.

Crags Lake

**

4.2

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. No water in Crags Lake as of 5/20. Most of this trail is sun exposed. 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

Not affected by the Dixie Fire. Trail has been cleared of fallen trees. Shady sections.

Echo Lake

**

4.4

P

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Summit Lake to Cluster/Twin Lakes Loop

**

11

P

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Entire loop have been cleared of fallen trees. Sun exposed.

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. Mostly sun exposed.

Cinder Cone

**
****

4.0

I, P

Trail crew cleared fallen trees. Some evidence of the Dixie Fire. Sun exposed.

Prospect Peak

***

6.6

Some evidence of the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Butte Lake to Widow Lake

***

4.5

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Snag Lake Loop

**

13

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed. East and West sides of trail form Butte Lake to Snag Lake is cleared of fallen trees.

Warner Valley Area | 5,600 feet - Area Closed to Vehicle Access

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

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Inspiration Point

**

1.4

K

Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Mount Harkness

****

3.8

Trail affected by the Dixie Fire. Remnants of destroyed fire lookout closed. Mostly sun exposed.

Crystal Lake

*

0.8

K, P

Fallen Trees cleared. Affected by the Dixie Fire. Mostly sun exposed.

Last updated: October 2, 2022

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