Looking for a great trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California? AllTrails has 54 great hiking trails, trail 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 29 moderate trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park ranging from 1.3 to 25.9 miles and from 5,643 to 8,323 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hot springs

snowshoeing

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river

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.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail with a beautiful lake to have a break. May still presents difficulty as far as snow on the trail but the frozen lake at the top is worth the climb. Stay safe! Have fun.

Very cool

hiking
24 days ago

Did this on 4/28/19 and definitely need snow shoes . We still aren’t sure if we actually reached the lakes since the ranger said they were still covered in snow but nonetheless, it was a challenging hike in the snow. We found our own way up there, and didn’t see much snowshoe/ski tracks going up. Pretty steep and I highly recommend poles. I totally recommend hiking up beyond the lakes up to the ridge line. The view is spectacular and there was no one else on trail. If you can get pass the sulphur smell, it’s a great short and challenging hike if you want a half day trip when there’s snow.

hiking
24 days ago

Did this hike on 4/27/19..the majority of it snow free. I would call this more of a walk in the woods than a hike..so it’s great for kids and families. Good views of Lassen Peak.

Still full of snow and road is closed. Max temp is still low 60s. No luck today

1 month ago

didnt do this trail, we approached from chaos Craig's and followed manzanita creek up to the NW ridge. Good pack all the way, steep though

Completed on 04/21/2019: Beautiful snowy day, trail completely covered in 10+ feet of snow. Unable to see where the trail actually is. We wandered across the top of the snow as it was fairly compacted allowing us to venture through the forest. Snow shoes or skis recommended. We hiked in our hiking boots. Often times we fell knee deep into the snow, very entertaining. We did not see anyone on the trail with us. However, we were able to see several people climbing up and skiing down Lassen Peak. Several people parked in the parking lot enjoying lunch and the sunshine. Beautiful clear day on Easter.

snowshoeing
off trail
1 month ago

This is a perfect trail route for snowshoe trip - even now (mid April 2019). Other than route-finding, this seemed beginner level.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Trail completely hidden by snow and so we found our own way up there! The lakes are covered in snow but it was so beautiful up there! Defiantly need snowshoes.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Snow shoed on 3-16-19, the road to Butte Lake isn’t open yet. Parked along highway 44 and hiked in to the actual trail head (about 6 miles). From the actual trailhead, still about 7ish feet of snow covering the trail to Cinder Cone. No other people around the entire day, just a few bobcat tracks. The top of Cinder Cone had very little snow, probably due to the heat coming off the dark volcanic rocks. Challenging final push up the Cone. Round trip a bit over 17 miles.

Well maintained trail but some areas you have to cross like streams. Best time to go is late summer when most of the snow is gone, recommend checking the Lassen NP website for conditions on the trail

snowshoeing
3 months ago

An easy snow shoe adventure around the perimeter of Manzanita Lake. Minimal elevation change, usually a few different paralleling trails that run along the edge of the lake/through the woods around the lake. Good intro to snow shoe.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Snow shoed up the main Lassen highway road (closed due to snow during the winter months) for about a mile. Then cut off to the right towards Chaos Crags. Beautiful views as your approach the base of the crags. Can also remain about a quarter mile from the crags and parallel the ridge along a few hills that provide a great views of the crag face.

hiked several years ago with friends. We had a great time!

3 months ago

Hiked this at night & watched the sunset. The stars at the top were absolutely AMAZING!! On the way back down got to see the moonrise. Great experience!

3 months ago

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

snowshoeing
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months ago

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

snowshoeing
5 months 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

5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
6 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
6 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.

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