Looking for a great trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California? AllTrails has 57 great hiking trails, 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 30 moderate trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park ranging from 1 to 25.9 miles and from 5,643 to 8,251 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful views, trail isn’t so steep that I needed trekking poles, and I had knee surgery two years ago. It’s windy and icy at the top, and I actually got a little lost trying to get to the summit.

hiking
no shade
rocky
snow
2 days ago

I did this hike on 11/17/2019. Lassen Peak isn’t easy hike because a lot of elevation changes, Only a little over 5 miles RT. But it starts from 8,363 to 10,321 feet, each of the mile is 1,000 feet. Good workout.... trail is so nice, well maker, very detail,(thank to Lassen park). Spectacular,panoramic,uninterrupted view. Up only haft mile, I’m able to see 3 lakes,(Helen lake, Jupiter lake, and one more but I don’t know the name of this lake). Up one mile, I’m able to see Cinder Cone. Mile and a half up, I’m able to see Lava bed, And up to the top of Lassen peak,I’m able to see Mount Shasta. On the way down,I’m able to see sunset in Lassen National Park. Love this trip a lot. I will come back to Lassen Volcanic for different hikes.

nature trips
2 days ago

I came to this Sulphur Works again ( 11/17/2019) since I visited the park. No need to hike, just park your car in the parking lot, walk up for few hundred feet and you are there. I love to see hot mud still active. Smoke and smell up to the air at one, I don’t know how hot or warm of the liquid in the pool, I was here last year in summer and the smell of the pool so bad, I think fall season the pool smell must better. I will stop here again when I come back to this park.

Easy, short trail with a small, serene lake at the end. There’s a tiny climb at the beginning and then basically flat for the rest until you get to the lake. You can continue on to other parts of the park from here or turn back around to the parking lot.

Really great quick hike where you can walk alongside the waterfall on the steep way back. I was in a bit of a rush, and did the whole loop in exactly an hour.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy trail up, even for children, until about a mile from Cold Boiling Lake. I didn’t end up going all the way down to the lake as I was running short on time, but the thermal vents were sooo cool. I did see some girls walking around off the boardwalk to get that cool photo opp, so beware some obnoxious tourists.

no shade
rocky
snow
7 days ago

Me and my boyfriend did this hike on Veterans Day 2019. The elevation gain was gradual and then near the peak it was rocky (lots of loose rock and rubble). But it's accurate what the reviews say. I would definitely rate this a high difficulty trail because of the switchbacks and elevation gain of a little less than 2,000 ft. The views were amazing we reached the top at right around sunset. We were last to start climbing up, and we were the last to make it down. We had a headlamp handy. Be sure to have hiking poles or a headlamp in hand when doing this hike during the later hours! Hope you all enjoy the hike!

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked 11/10/19. It was work the whole way up. Not many flat spots. Three days later and my calves still burn. A lot of switchbacks but the view from the top is totally worth it!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
8 days ago

My Nephew and I hiked to the summit for Veterans Day 2019 to honor our veteran family members and shake hands with heaven. At a starting altitude of 8500ft the second mile was challenging but after awhile my body acclimated to it. I’ve done many with more elevation gain but with a lower starting and finishing altitude. Great views and memorable day. Just be careful and plan where you are planting your foot or trekking poles I can be slippery

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

We did this trail on veteran’s day 2019 to honoring our friends who gave their life’s to serve this country! It’s all up then all down 1999 feet . Be prepared for a good hike !

hiking
9 days ago

We did this hike on Veteran’s Day 2019 in honor of our friends who have passed and served our country. Weather was great and views amazing !

hiking
10 days ago

Super easy hike, good photo op of the mountain reflected in the lake. Nothing too special, but a great hike if you have little ones.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy, relaxing walk. Would recommend doing it maybe an hour or so before sunset. Very beautiful and peaceful, the only soul in sight was one lone fisherman out on the lake. Plenty of quiet to enjoy the birds and the incredible view of the mountains reflected in the water.

hiking
10 days ago

Fantastic hike! Basically had the whole hydro thermal area to ourselves this morning, as there were only a couple of cars in the trail head parking lot. The hike to Bumpass Hell was easy, but we also hiked down to Cold Boiling Lake, which could probably be rated moderate at least for the way back up to Bumpass Hell. It's uphill for most of the way and can be difficult for those not adjusted to altitude or out of shape (like me). It was a very peaceful hike though, and I would recommend Bumpass Hell to anyone who visits Lassen.

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Great Trail, mostly flat along a lava flow until you arrive at the base of the cinder cone. Although steep, its not as tall and difficult as it deceptively looks. Great trail to see Lassen from its eastern flank and the painted dunes down below. Also, you are able to observe the originating area of the lava flow on the western side of the cinder cone.

It was a great easy walk, though not much of a destination. Couple hours to loop through the trails on a pleasant day. Not taking anything away from what it is! Just not quite the 5-star that is around Redding in other directions.

First thought when I saw it - holy heck, what was I thinking. Truly took our time up, no problem. Amazing from the top. We came down the back side and I struggled but I have a bad knee. I loved it though. Well worth it

11/9/19 No snow, very little wind, few hikers, 60* temps, great day hiking destination! It’s a pretty decent ascent so be prepared for a slow-and-steady hike to the top where views of Lassen Peak, Juniper Lake, and Mt Shasta await. Was fortunate to witness a great sunset and then hike/jog back under the light of a mostly-full moon. Beautiful spot to admire the SW corner of the park and the surrounding area.

11/9/19 Hike from the Bumpass parking area through to Cold Boiling Lake and hitched a ride back. The Bumpass area definitely reminds me of a mini-Yellowstone with the barren, bleached hills and steaming mud pots. Easy hike with good views! Cold Boiling Lake was a pond with some bubbling springs off to the side, very pretty meadow and the “pond” was glassy which reflected the trees and sky above. Nice nature walk with some unique natural features! No snow, temps in the 50s, beautiful day to be in Lassen NP.

hiking
11 days ago

On your way down take the Frying Pan cutoff down into the boardwalk area. Much better views.

Did Brokeoff on 11/7/19. Nice warm day. Little wind. Very few hikers until early afternoon. Started at 0930. Made it to the top in 1hr 54 min. Beautiful day with great views. Warmed up to the point I almost fell asleep in my backpack chair at the top after some snacks. My favorite hike by far. A few blow down trees across the trail in the lower third. Still plenty of running stream water down low. Far different than a month or so earlier when winds were at a minimum of 60-70 mph on top. Not safe for a person of small stature. Looking forward to a couple more trips to the top before the snow flys. Has to be one of the most beautiful hikes anywhere in late spring or after the first snows. Living within thirty miles of Brokeoff makes it’s an awesome day trip. It will get your attention though. The views and challenge are so worth the effort.

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no shade
rocky
14 days ago

one of my Faves. Not many places you can hike above 10,000 feet in 2.5 miles incredible views. snow year round

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