Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
11 days ago

We visited Lassen on a beautiful clear day and walked down to Manzanita Lake from the Visitor Center. The views of Lassen Peak are spectacular from the lake, it's quiet and you can hear fish jump out of the water. There were fisherman and campers enjoying the cool breeze off the water on an otherwise pretty hot day. The hike around the lake is easy and maybe a three, but adding the views, it's a four.

12 days ago

Very short hike sulfur beds interesting

Short hike easy for beginners

walking
21 days ago

As others have mentioned, this is a walk near the parking area with some nice informative exhibits and an up close and personal taste [and smell] of volcanic mud pots and ecosystem impacts. Worth a stop.

hiking
1 month ago

Just as interesting as Bumpass Hell, but without the crowds.

Did this in 2016. Had to take an alternative route as the main trail was closed for renovations

hiking
2 months ago

The name says it all

hiking
6 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.

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

on Bumpass Hell Trail

hiking
7 months ago

My husband and I hiked Bumpass Hell in August with our boys ages 10 and 13. It was a great out and back hike with views along the way and a great reward of the cool Bumpass Hell area. Bring water. There are bathrooms at the trail parking lot. We added the hike to Cold Boiling Lake which starts at the Bumpass Hell area.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very windy and very chilly! Start this hike early! We were fighting with daylight on the way back- but it was unlike anything we'd seen before. Cool views! It's harder to breathe at this elevation.

hiking
7 months ago

A unique trail and a great taste of what Lassen Volcanic has to offer! Great views the whole way through. Be careful on the edges! ;-)

We did all three lakes and the hike out was nearly all incline. I found it challenging but worth it for the beautiful scenery and peaceful lakes.

hiking
7 months ago

I did this in the snow in July and it was so slippery even with micro spikes! I'd recommend also having hiking poles if you go in the snow. Super easy and rewarding otherwise. Highly recommended.

hiking
7 months ago

My husband & I did this last Sat and it was beautiful. The weather was nice with a crisp cool air and the sun was shining. It was our first time in Lassen Park and we were very pleased with the surrounding beauty. Seeing the sulfur pools was amazing, we did this adventure in one day and then had a 3 hour drive home. We will definitely be coming back as we want to see the subway caves & painted dunes.

The first part of this trail is really easy to do for everyone. The second part it's even easier to do because it is a downward path that takes you to the pools of sulfur and the walkways that keep you safe from the unstable ground in some areas. There are some photo ops and those may vary from day to day, not always you get the spectacular bubbling that you expect. The return hike may be difficult to do as the first part is steep but it's a good hike nonetheless.

Connects to bumpass he'll trail. Would not describe as easy given ascent required on return.

Absolutely gorgeous trail fairly straightforward and well marked. We went on to cold boiling lake trail despite thunder and lightning and we're especially thankful for the excellent trail markings when we returned to the entrance as over an inch of snow had accumulated. Spectacular views. We communed with two deer families along the way.

walking
8 months ago

Great walking trail around the lake, and convenient to the Campgrounds. Wonderful views of Lassen Peak, and the trail has places you can sit and enjoy the view. Good for all ages, and lots of shade!

Nice hike. Well traveled and everyone was great. Children hiking and enjoying being outside.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Harder than easy, easier than moderate. A great introductory trail to get to know Lassen. Roof of California. Loved it.

great trail. pretty evenly divided with inclines and declines. Very beautiful and gets you away from the crowds. it's pretty shaded but exposed in some spots. the falls is gorgeous (see photos). you can continue on to connected trails if desired.

Sweet little spot for being just off the road!

interesting drive to get there. nice, well kept trail. less crowded than the main area of the park. volcanic features were interesting with the stream running through it as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy hike, would say it's more of a tourist attraction but cool nonetheless.

hiking
8 months ago

It was a hike. For some of the more fit folks it wasn't too bad. For me it was hard - not impossible, but hard. We got to the falls and decided to hoof it up to Conrad Meadow. It was worth it!

The view is as good as it gets

Easy, fun.

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