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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.

Hiked it last weekend February 10th. I had rented snowshoes and my friends had crampons. Wish I got the crampons. It was hard and icy and towards the top the snowshoes lost traction and I slipped twice at the top before the summit and had to turn back. Slid through rocks to stop first slide and second time had to flip snowshoes toe picks down to slow glissade or I would have ended up down at the bottom of the mountain on the steep western slope. Hike was challenging and fun other than that. Views are priceless.

backpacking
4 days ago

Loved all of Lassen. Very alpine feel to the park.

Did Bumpass Hell too. How many places can you picnic near the summit of a dormant volcano?

Great trail with amazing views. especially if short on time.

they don't allow dogs?? I would want to be around the type of people that don't want dogs on the trail. aviod this area if you are looking to have a fun day.

snowshoeing
13 days ago

Snowshoed this as a loop cutting across the Jumbles to the road and back. Peacefully follows a creek on the way up before making a slightly more aggressive climb towards ridge above the lake area. Decided to climb partway up the ridge leading to the crags above to a small rock formation with great views of Shasta in the distance. Turned back towards the lake area from there due to high winds and unstable terrain. Fun trek through the snowcovered rocks in the jumbles area back to the road, and after spending some time on the south side of Lassen, it was refreshing to see tracks reflect good trail etiquette.

Good short hike but kinda out of the way from most of the park. It's worth it if you have a few days to spend at Lassen NP. Going up is not as easy as it looks though. Just take your time and you'll get there and be rewarded with spectacular views.

Made it up the the ridgeline but turned back on account of not having snowshoes or crampons to handle the ice on steep terrain up to the summit. Will definitely return with the proper gear. Trail was easy enough to follow until the treeline starts thinning. Just keep switchbacking towards the ridge at that point. There's a small cairn, not visible from below the ridgeline, marking where the trail meets the ridge. Views are definitely worth the effort, even just from the ridgeline.

Hard but worth it. Views of Lassen are spectacular. Bring a summit beer and enjoy the views!

Amazingly difficult, two steps forward and one back... but the views are to great not to take those steps! Poles do help!

this is my favorite trail in the park...an important note though - dogs are NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TRAIL. There are zero dog friendly trails in the national park and you can be fined for it.

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyable hike / walk with minor elevation changes and an amazing view of the valley. Highly recommended for families and hikes of all ages.

hiking
3 months ago

Consistent incline all the way up with views of Lake Helen. Recommend for the average hiker with breaks along the way!

Difficult at times but the views are more than worth it! Lassen peak and the surrounding area are gorgeous. If you’ve done the peak you can easily do this trail. Definitely recommend a lot of water and a fully charged camera! Also, the peak is windy so pack accordingly.

hiking
3 months ago

A great trail for any age! The altitude makes it tougher than I expected, but I saw kids and Middle Aged adults on the trail. The top has beautiful views and fun rock formations to boulder around. You can also get to the crater and walk inside, it was so neat! I highly recommend this trail!

A great hike with amazing views!

hiking
4 months ago

definetly a difficult hike if you don’t hike often! but summit was amazing at sunrise!

backpacking
4 months ago

10/14/2017 We started out at the Ranger Station at about 830 in the morning. Nice and Chilly. Two adults and a 5 almost 6 year old. The adults packed all in and the kiddo packed her own water and sleep wear. Just one over night at Lower Twin Lake. The hike itself wasn't horrible. It was easy to moderate the majority of the way. Minimal complaints from the young one going in. More going out as there are two good sizes grades coming back out. Short though. Overall the was good. Not too bad for a day hike or evening packing in for a few days. Camping for Upper and Lower Twin lakes are decent. The East side of the lakes are best and more flat. The west side not so much. Plus in the evening when it cools down you'll have the sun for warmth much later than the west side. Overall, it was beautiful.

A well-marked trail that offers beautiful views, varied terrain and a good opportunity to see the geothermal vents.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a great hike. It took me and my mom about over 3 hours to get to the top but that was with about an hour worth of resting along the way. It took only about 90 minutes to get hike back down. During the hike the trail is pretty close to some cliffs that drop off, so I would not bring any young kids if you don't want to be worried the whole time (unless your planning on carrying them). Hiking Lassen will be a great memory for me and my mom. Do it.

backpacking
4 months ago

We hiked the horse trail as the creekside trail was closed. Will definitely go back to hike the creekside trail. We went in early October and it was pretty chilly and windy.

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