Explore the most popular lake 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
2 days ago

I am trying to hike this weekend 4/28.. I see some roads are closed. Will I be able to hike to summit still?

Thanks for any advice !
Scotty

A great forest hike through the pines of Lassen. The trail weaves through the woods and crosses streams. I was hoping that the apex of the trail would yield great views and a nice spot for lunch. However, the trails just sort of ends into a meadow. (Though the meadow is quite beautiful.) A great hike if you're looking to be amongst nature, though other trails in the park have much better views of Lassen and the surrounding area. (Hike was done in August 2017)

hiking
7 days ago

Did this hike last summer- beautiful and well worth all the switchbacks!

hiking
11 days ago

Great view of all volcano types. Good trail and grade.

13 days ago

Beautiful and steep.

13 days ago

Awesome trail. Not much shade or coverage. Beautiful scramble in the end.

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

hiking
1 month ago

The name says it all

Awesome road...especially on my motorcycle with my best friend of long ago.

backpacking
2 months 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?

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
2 months 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.

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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!

hiking
6 months ago

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

backpacking
6 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
6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

A little cold at the peak before sunrise, but well worth the awesome view and sunrise.

on Bumpass Hell Trail

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Super windy but the sunset was unreaaalllll

6 months ago

Incredible! I only did this trail because I wanted to climb a peak, any peak, and Lassen was convenient. Based on descriptions I'd read previously, I expected a boring and tedious hike. Not at all! The views from the very start are spectacular and just keep getting better. On the way back everything is different as you are facing the opposite way. Now I can't wait to go again in June or July, as early as I can. This time was October and the wind was brutal but exciting. Glad I had complete layers including gloves!

6 months ago

Worth all the switchbacks :)

hiking
6 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
6 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! ;-)

Beautiful the whole way. Nice meadow to start, and cool features throughout the trail. Very good signage to follow.

backpacking
6 months ago

We did this Trail clockwise to get through the burned area first. About a mile and a half in you start in the hiking in the burned out area and it last for about 4 miles ( the Junction with PCT). We set up camp at lower Twin Lakes. In the morning we hiked out the remainder of the trail which is very beautiful.

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.

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