hiking

no dogs

views

lake

forest

wild flowers

nature trips

walking

birding

wildlife

kid friendly

camping

trail running

backpacking

hot springs

snowshoeing

fishing

waterfall

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.

Daring hike up the cone! The temperature difference is pretty crazy.

snowshoeing
18 days ago

Snowshoed this trail today. Since it has been several days since the last snowfall, there were patches of melted snow. It was very scenic for most part but almost lost at last quarter of the trail. Since the lake is frozen, we couldn't tell where the trail is that we had to make a detour just to make sure we are avoiding the frozen water. We ended up at the campground parking but we somehow was able to get back on the trail.

Great trail.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked in September 2018. We were the first up the trail in the morning and saw lots of deer. Short and steep with lovely lakes at the end of the trail and glimpses of fumaroles through the trees.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked in September 2018. Waterfalls were pretty but the trail is busy, so not the choice if you want some solitude. The railing and viewing areas at the end were a little too civilized for me.

We went in September of 2018 and this was a very beautiful hike. The trail back up was pretty steep but you do get to see more of the falls. It has two overlooks and wasn't very crowded. Would suggest layers, gets colder in shaded areas.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Did the loop on snowshoes the other day. Nice on snowshoes too.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Snowshoed this trail today. Luckily we (4 of us) met a guy after we snowshoed around Manzanita Lake. He introduced us to the trail. Glad he did. It was great for snowshoeing. We'll definitely snowshoe this again, and hike it.

Great hike

1 month ago

Great trail. A little challenging, but well worth the effort.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pretty good trail. Well marked and the views would have been nice, but it was extremely smoky in August 2018. The day before I hiked Cinder Cone and could see Prospect Peak. When I did this peak the next day I could not see Cinder Cone or much else. There was a female sooty grouse perched in a tree so that was cool. There is a peak marker, but not a summit box. Worth doing if you are in the area doing Cinder Cone and looking for more miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Really cool trail to hike. It was so amazing to see the Cinder Cone. It’s steep, but short. There were kids doing it, so definitely family friendly. It a pain to get to, there not a lot to see around Butte Lake, so unless you camp at Butte Lake (which I did) you would have to drive an extra 40+ minutes to the trailhead from the main part of the park (Manzanita area).

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this trail. Very well maintained and there were informational signs (Ecology, geology facts) at most of the switchbacks. There was snow at the end of the trail; you had to cross it to get to the peak, but it was easy. Would definitely do this again. I was there in August 2018 and it was smoky, you could just barely see the top of Mount Shasta peaking out from a layer of smoke.

Probably the most unique hike I’ve done! I’d call it a moderate hike, first part is easy it’s like walking on sand (annoying but easy) then hiking up the cone is the killer part. It’s only a half mile up, but your legs are going to burn. The painted dunes are what I was looking forward to the most, and they exceeded my expectation. Very unique and beautiful! Also I’d recommend hiking down in the the back trail of the cone, you get great views of MT Lassen, Brokeoff, and you get to walk in the lava flow and dunes a bit.

One of my favorite hikes! It’s beautiful the whole time you’re hiking, lots of flowers, wild life, and water (ponds, creeks). Definitely a harder hike but well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike! Not to hard and a beautiful view of the park and the lakes at the top!

Great easy hike four our family. We have four kids ranging from age 11 years old to five months old. Everybody loved it. Trail walks right along the side of the lake. Beautiful views of lake and mt lassen

We hiked in during an ice storm. It was still amazing.

Such a beautiful hike. We used the steeper, shorter trail in the way out and were surprised to see there were more falls on the way up!

2 months ago

Intense, good workout. Fitbit tracked 6.18 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Two creeks come together and fall into the same pool. Then fall again the same distance. Not as close as I would like. Park closed the way down to get closer.

hiking
2 months ago

Facinating.

Better Than hiking Lassen Peak trail. Phenomenal views, bring your best camera and plenty of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, but no dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely MUCH FURTHER than 4.4 miles - Fitbit tracked at 7.5 miles round trip. Still a great hike, and we got to do the moonlight experience tonight, which was spectacular! definitely tough, with loads of switchbacks buy big rewards the higher you climb!

AMAZING views!!Short trip makes you work a little though with the uphill

Just hiked the trail for the first time. Amazing views, and I'll definitely be hiking Brokeoff again.

Third time I’ve climbed this. This time Thursday oct 11. Nice and chilly morning. Parking lot mostly empty. Saw three people on summit. Stayed up there for a half hour. Views were very good. The trail is vastly improved from my last trip up here which was 11 years ago. At 67 years old I expected a tough climb. The last half mile I had to stop about seven times. As I was starting my descent I walked past about thirty kids and a few adults climbing up. My whole trip up and down was about three and a half hours. Looking forward to climbing brokeoff mountain this coming Thursday. This good weather won’t last much longer

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to an awesome Geothermal area

Cool hike. Pretty easy.

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