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Chester, California Map

Beautiful the whole way. Nice meadow to start, and cool features throughout the trail. Very good signage to follow.

interesting drive to get there. nice, well kept trail. less crowded than the main area of the park. volcanic features were interesting with the stream running through it as well.

Trail is very well marked and fairly easy. The lake is absolutely spectacular- make sure you check it out at the highest vantage point of the loop! The geyser was also super cool. Overall, I definitely recommend this hike!

Started from drakesbad to reach devils kitchen trail
Its. 4 mile in/out trail
Very good and highly trafficked
Same trail used for horseback rides also
The way to drakesbad or warner valley trailhead is good bug last 3 miles are gravel road not cemented

The actual trail starts from drakesbad guest ranch resort..,

3 months ago

Relatively easy hike to Devil's Kitchen, but suggest looping south. Have to cross the river almost waist high. Great solitude on this portion of the trail. Lots to see and hear. Hydrothermal vents and Blue Springs Lake are amazing.

4 months ago

Watch out hot rocks.

4 months ago

Lots of mosquitos.

4 months ago

Is the Mount Lassen trail open?

5 months ago

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.