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Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world, is joined by all three other types of volcanoes in this park: shield, cinder dome, and composite. Other than the volcano, which last erupted in 1915, the park has hydrothermal areas, including fumaroles, boiling pools, and steaming ground, heated by molten rock under the peak.

Our first backpacking trip. We worked the trail counter-clockwise to avoid the business of Twin Lakes (and the apparent bear who'd set up shop). Gathered fresh water at Big Bear Lake and camped at Little Bear. The wind picked up in the middle of the night (which was a bit terrifying when surrounded by half-dead trees). The trail was pleasant and lakes enjoyable for swimming in the late summer heat. Definitely a trail we"ll re-visit.

6 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Short but great elevation gain. The lakes are basically the cauldron of old Mt. Tehama. I plan on going again next year and will go earlier so as to be able to hike out the back and up the sides of the cauldron.

6 days ago

Easy trail, but great views of Snag Lake, Cinder Cone an the Lava Beds in the distance !

This is where East Sulfur Creek and Bumpass Creek meet. Mill Creek falls has a 75' drop and is well worth the hike. If you need more work out, continue on the trail to Conrad Meadows and you will experience a mile long steep ascent guaranteed to get your heart pumping !!

on Manzanita Lake Loop

7 days ago

Loved all the Chipmunk action and the beautiful scenery!

8 days ago

Done this hike 5 times over the years...it's strenuous for a senior who's somewhat out of shape...

8 days ago

Definitely a strenuous hike due to the elevation change and the wind! Would do it again - you can't beat the views at the top, especially Mt. Shasta.

It is worth it. Sunset was beautiful. wouldn't recommend during hot days

19 days ago

The geyser was an interesting sight, but the high light was the trail and all of the wildflowers blooming in early June. Still a great hike if you're already planning on seeing boiling lake.

Mildly terrifying to listen to all the gasses bubbling and to see all the water bubbling as you hike past. A great display to remind us that Lassen is only asleep but not extinct.

Make sure to bring enough water and try and go before the parking gets insane. The hike is in the full sun for a large portion of it, but the waterfall makes it worth it.