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Lassen Volcanic National Park Scenic Drive

EASY 15 reviews

Lassen Volcanic National Park Scenic Drive is a 62.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chester, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is best used from June until November.

Distance: 62.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5,889 feet Route Type: Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

scenic driving




hot springs



wild flowers



We were planning on hiking to Lassen Peak but there was still to much snow coverage even in late June. Definitely will be back to do the hike.

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

scenic driving
Fri Oct 05 2018

Unbelievable. A bit scary if you’re driving on the drop-off side of the road. “Awesome” is not a big enough word.

Wed Jun 13 2018

Go early and you can pull over momentarily for picture opportunities if you are quick! amazing experience! One thing I didn't realize about Lassen is that there are 5 different areas. i don't think you canaccess all 5 areas from the same entry point. If this is the driving trail I took it is just Mazanita and Summit Lakes areas and the southwest area. All of those trailheads are available

scenic driving
Tue May 01 2018

Awesome drive when the road is clear, beautiful lakes, forest, rock outcroppings and views. Lots to see and do. A must drive. Signature hike is the Bumpass Hell hike, with lots of hot springs and pools, volcanic features, and more. Don't forget to take water.

scenic driving
Thu Mar 01 2018

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

Sat Jul 01 2017

Is the Mount Lassen trail open?

Tue Oct 25 2016

was snowing that thay.. but just beautiful views!

Fri Nov 27 2015

It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen

scenic driving
Sun Nov 10 2013

Beautiful drive and an interesting mountain

scenic driving
Tue Feb 15 2011

Beautiful pine forested scenic drive with lakes, mountains waterfalls and steaming vents. Climbed part way up a large cinder cone. Striking colors of some of the lakes, from mineral content?

Wed Aug 29 2018

scenic driving
Sat Jul 04 2015