Devastated Area

A photo of a wayside sign titled
Devastated Area offers picnic tables, restrooms, and a half-mile interpretive trail.


Quick Facts
Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway
Day Use Area and Trailhead

Audio Description, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Picnic Table, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible

Discover the story behind Lassen Peak's 1915-1916 eruption. Waysides along the half-mile accessible loop describe how the eastern slope of Lassen Peak came to be known as the Devastated Area. More than a hundred years later, forests cover much of this once barren area. Historic photos and accounts take us back in time while the rocks at your feet tell the eruption story through stone. This short trail is great for families and curious minds alike. Vault toilets and picnic tables are located via a short walk from the parking area.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024