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hiking
7 days ago

Watch out hot rocks.

Lots of mosquitos.

Is the Mount Lassen trail open?

Definitely worth the not very strenuous hike to see the hot springs (steam vents and some boiling puddles). There was still some snow on the trail but only in patches. Other hiker said that they saw a black bear.

hiking
1 month ago

was snowing that thay.. but just beautiful views!

hiking
9 months ago

The geyser was an interesting sight, but the high light was the trail and all of the wildflowers blooming in early June. Still a great hike if you're already planning on seeing boiling lake.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Geyser at the end wasn't much to see. However the hike was good. Also the boiling lake can be seen on the way to the geyser and that was very cool!

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great hike! Great for beginners and the hot springs at the end are very interesting. The trail is well travelled and easy to follow.

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

scenic driving
Saturday, July 04, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An underrated hike that is accessible from Warner Valley/Drakesbad area of Lassen. Not difficult to find, and trailheads are well marked. Trail is well maintained.
Horse-guided tours from Drakesbad also use this trail and it follows a small portion of the Pacific Crest Trail for a short bit. It's an easy hike- 2.1 miles to a neat geothermal part of the park that lets you get pretty up close and personal with some steam vents and mud pots. The water level was low though so I did get to hear so VERY deep rolling boiling noises, but couldn't see it bubbling in spots.
Very low populated trail once you get past the Drakesbad Ranch. The meadow is beautiful and there is a beaver that was hiding along part of the wooden gangplank path. Worth the trip!