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Best trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California? AllTrails has 57 great hiking trails, running trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 30 moderate trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park ranging from 1.6 to 41.7 km and from 1,720 to 2,515 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Lassen Peak is the largest plug dome volcano in the world. The National Park also features shield, cinder dome, and composite volcanos. The National Park has hydrothermal areas, fumaroles, and boiling pools. A vehicle pass is required for all vehicles entering the park. Lassen Volcanic National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Road access, services, and activities are limited in the snowy season (approximately November - May). Vehicle Pass $30 Valid for 1-7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Winter Pass $10 Valid for 1-7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park between December 1 and April 15. Motorcycle Entry Pass $25 Valid for one motorcycle regardless of the amount of passengers. Valid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Individual Entry Pass $15 Per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Valid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Annual Pass $55 Valid for one year from month of purchase at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Passes may be purchased as park entrance stations mid-May through October. During other times, passes may purchased at park entrance stations on weekends only, or at park headquarters in Mineral midweek. You may also purchase an Annual Pass online or by mail. To order by mail, call (530) 595-6120 or write to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Fee Program, PO Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063. Please include a phone number or email address, shipping address, and the number of passes requested with a check or money order made payable to the National Park Service.
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Map of trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Park information
Acreage
106372 acres
Top trails (57)
#1 - Lassen Peak
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 8.2 km • Est. 3 h 23 m
Tackle the highest peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park and stand atop an active volcano. Located four hours north east of San Francisco this Northern California park might be a little out of the waShow more
#2 - Bumpass Hell Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 10.1 km • Est. 3 h 26 m
Bubbling mud pots, sulfur vents and boiling pools make this trip to hell and back well worth the effort. Located four hours north east of San Francisco this Northern California park might be a littleShow more
#3 - Kings Creek Falls Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 4.3 km • Est. 1 h 24 m
Kings Creek Falls Trail is a 4.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#4 - Cinder Cone Nature Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 2 h 38 m
Marvel at Lassen's volcanic landscape from atop the rim of a cinder cone. Located four hours north east of San Francisco this Northern California park might be a little out of the way, but it's a priShow more
#5 - Brokeoff Mountain Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 12.2 km • Est. 4 h 48 m
Climb one of the park's best trails to experience the unrivaled views from the summit of Brokeoff Mountain. Located four hours northeast of San Francisco this Northern California park might be a littlShow more
#6 - Mill Creek Falls Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 2 h 3 m
Mill Creek Falls Trail is a 6.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mill Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#7 - Devil's Kitchen Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 7.4 km • Est. 2 h 16 m
Please note: the road in is now closed for the season, you have to walk in 2 miles before getting to the trailhead.Show more
#8 - Manzanita Lake Loop
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 3.1 km • Est. 48 m
Picturesque Lassen peaks are reflected by the tranquil waters of Manzanita Lake on this short 2 mile loop trail. On a clear day the short and easy 2 mile loop hike around sparkling Manzanita Lake is Show more
#9 - Cold Boiling Lake Trail to Bumpass Hell Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 8.7 km • Est. 2 h 51 m
Please note: Pets are not permitted on any hiking trail, in the park backcountry (including snow-covered roads or trails), in any body of water, or inside visitor centers or other park facilities. As Show more
#10 - Chaos Crags Trail
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 2 h 17 m
NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead is sometimes closed due to winter conditions. Clamber around the rocks of an enormous volcanic rockslide. Located four hours north east of San Francisco this Show more
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