Explore the most popular camping trails near Old Station with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

great trip with fantastic views at top. A bit crowded but that is expected given accessibility. Go early to avoid the major crowds. Been up here many times and always like it.

hiking
15 days ago

We visited Lassen on a beautiful clear day and walked down to Manzanita Lake from the Visitor Center. The views of Lassen Peak are spectacular from the lake, it's quiet and you can hear fish jump out of the water. There were fisherman and campers enjoying the cool breeze off the water on an otherwise pretty hot day. The hike around the lake is easy and maybe a three, but adding the views, it's a four.

27 days ago

My current PR parking lot to top flats is 34min.

hiking
1 month ago

I am trying to hike this weekend 4/28.. I see some roads are closed. Will I be able to hike to summit still?

Thanks for any advice !
Scotty

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike last summer- beautiful and well worth all the switchbacks!

hiking
1 month ago

Great view of all volcano types. Good trail and grade.

1 month ago

Awesome trail. Not much shade or coverage. Beautiful scramble in the end.

backpacking
3 months ago

Loved all of Lassen. Very alpine feel to the park.

Did Bumpass Hell too. How many places can you picnic near the summit of a dormant volcano?

they don't allow dogs?? I would want to be around the type of people that don't want dogs on the trail. aviod this area if you are looking to have a fun day.

hiking
6 months ago

Consistent incline all the way up with views of Lake Helen. Recommend for the average hiker with breaks along the way!

hiking
6 months ago

A great trail for any age! The altitude makes it tougher than I expected, but I saw kids and Middle Aged adults on the trail. The top has beautiful views and fun rock formations to boulder around. You can also get to the crater and walk inside, it was so neat! I highly recommend this trail!

hiking
7 months ago

definetly a difficult hike if you don’t hike often! but summit was amazing at sunrise!

hiking
7 months ago

It was a great hike. It took me and my mom about over 3 hours to get to the top but that was with about an hour worth of resting along the way. It took only about 90 minutes to get hike back down. During the hike the trail is pretty close to some cliffs that drop off, so I would not bring any young kids if you don't want to be worried the whole time (unless your planning on carrying them). Hiking Lassen will be a great memory for me and my mom. Do it.

hiking
7 months ago

A little cold at the peak before sunrise, but well worth the awesome view and sunrise.

hiking
7 months ago

Super windy but the sunset was unreaaalllll

7 months ago

Incredible! I only did this trail because I wanted to climb a peak, any peak, and Lassen was convenient. Based on descriptions I'd read previously, I expected a boring and tedious hike. Not at all! The views from the very start are spectacular and just keep getting better. On the way back everything is different as you are facing the opposite way. Now I can't wait to go again in June or July, as early as I can. This time was October and the wind was brutal but exciting. Glad I had complete layers including gloves!

7 months ago

Worth all the switchbacks :)

backpacking
7 months ago

We did this Trail clockwise to get through the burned area first. About a mile and a half in you start in the hiking in the burned out area and it last for about 4 miles ( the Junction with PCT). We set up camp at lower Twin Lakes. In the morning we hiked out the remainder of the trail which is very beautiful.

It was great for my first backpacking trip, we stayed 2 nights, one at lower twin lake and then silver lake. Good weather and a well maintained trail.

7 months ago

October 1, 2017
Full exposure the entire way, wear sunscreen and bring lots of water. Trail is steep the entire way, definitely a good work out. It's decently hard but people of all sorts hike it. Areas to explore at the top. Large snow patch at the top but easy to cross. Wear/bring warm clothes. Air is brisk, but the full exposure sunlight keeps you warm. Beautiful views.

hiking
7 months ago

One of the best hikes I have been on because when I went in the first week of August, there were thousands of California Tortoiseshell butterflies en route during their annual migration. So they were flying around all throughout the trail up and the most being at the peak! Still snow on the trail when we went but with as much foot traffic on the trail, it's definitely passable. Great view of Lake Helen as well!

8 months ago

Quite the hike! Didn't expect to struggle with it as much as I did, but I think it was mainly due to not adjusting to the elevation enough beforehand. Absolutely breathtaking views!

walking
8 months ago

Great walking trail around the lake, and convenient to the Campgrounds. Wonderful views of Lassen Peak, and the trail has places you can sit and enjoy the view. Good for all ages, and lots of shade!

8 months ago

The best hike I’ve ever done

hiking
8 months ago

My friends and I loved this hike! We are all in relatively good shape and although it was only a 5 mile hike, it was still pretty challenging. Definitely well worth all the views though! There was still snow on lots of the peaks and great views of many lakes and peaks in the distance. Make sure to bring a jacket! We started the hike with clear blue skies and rain on the way down the peak.

8 months ago

The last half a mile was strenuous. Take a lot of water.

8 months ago

Hard finding the trail on the last couple hundred feet to the top. Looks like people have made there own trail which made it confusing.

8 months ago

Hike to the peak today. Smoky going up. Fairly easy hike !

8 months ago

i suppose this could be considered a moderate hike, because you die so bad on the way up that the way down feels like a dream. Loved every second can't wait to go again

hiking
8 months ago

>8000 feet elevation and elevation gain on this trail make the hike strenuous. There is a bit of a steep, rocky climb at the end to reach the peak. The views are spectacular on the entire trail. The trail goes above the tree line so there is little to no shade for a significant portion of the trail. The trail is very well maintained, but I would recommend hiking poles for the steep, rocky areas and for the snowy areas. There was snow at the top of the climb in late August.

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