Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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hiking
10 days ago

A gentle easy loop around this very pleasant lake. Great views of Mount Lassen that reflect on the surface of the water. Ducks and fish and deers in abundance.

Easy for kids. Crosses a beautiful creek.

Nice hike from the road to the hot springs. Some great photos can be taken here. Get there early as parking is really limited and the hordes of people can make the trail unbearable.

I thought this lake was awesome. The brown green mud with red clay blue sky and green trees. Mix that together, sure makes some great pictures

Easy and beautiful

can access this area from a few sides of the park, was there in early june lakes were snowed in .. great views

awesome area , will be accessible again soon ..

walking
27 days ago

No actual trail, a short walk from the parking lot gets you up close with the mudpots. Educational experience for the kids and adults too. Due to Bumpass Hell being closed for repairs this short walk has a great alternative to seeing the mudpots in the area. Easy enough for kids and even witnessed a person in a wheelchair doing the walkway. The sulfur smell isn’t as bad as some say and didn’t bother me, but bothered my husband. Great short walk and would definitely return again in the future

I had an outstanding time at Lassen. There were only a handful of people in the park it seemed all morning. So peaceful! I decided to take a lap around the lake and get some shots after I finished Mill Creek

This was a nice hike - wanted to do the Devils Kitchen hike, which is off of the same trailhead and makes for a nicer longer hike. Unfortunately we encountered a young brown bear on the trail to Devils Kitchen so just turned around and did this one. Didn’t see any more bears but keep your eyes up and alert - they are active and there aren’t any signs or warnings (we left one on the trailhead though).

hiking
1 month ago

Tons of bugs on this easy hike around the lake but you right by water so it’s to be expected. Definitely make sure you were bug deterrent before going. Lake was peaceful and beautiful with ducks floating all over and some people fishing of the side and on the lake. Super easy hike. More for picture moments than anything. Lassen Peak was right behind still with smoke on its peak and looked beautiful reflecting off the water.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with amazing views of snowy mountain

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike with some amazing views of Chaos Crag and Lassen Peak!!

Pretty easy hike to get to, a slight incline as your heading to the lake but was a cool sight to see

1 month ago

2018/05/27

on Manzanita Lake Loop

1 month ago

2018/05/27

One of our favorites because of the changing terrain and views. We went in the spring and hiked through snow which made the whole hike much more fun! Definitely hike around the lake to see the views of Lassen from the other side. This is an excellent family hike!

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Very short hike sulfur beds interesting

Short hike easy for beginners

walking
2 months ago

As others have mentioned, this is a walk near the parking area with some nice informative exhibits and an up close and personal taste [and smell] of volcanic mud pots and ecosystem impacts. Worth a stop.

Did this in 2016. Had to take an alternative route as the main trail was closed for renovations

The name says it all

Enjoyable hike / walk with minor elevation changes and an amazing view of the valley. Highly recommended for families and hikes of all ages.

A well-marked trail that offers beautiful views, varied terrain and a good opportunity to see the geothermal vents.

hiking
9 months ago

My husband and I hiked Bumpass Hell in August with our boys ages 10 and 13. It was a great out and back hike with views along the way and a great reward of the cool Bumpass Hell area. Bring water. There are bathrooms at the trail parking lot. We added the hike to Cold Boiling Lake which starts at the Bumpass Hell area.

Very windy and very chilly! Start this hike early! We were fighting with daylight on the way back- but it was unlike anything we'd seen before. Cool views! It's harder to breathe at this elevation.

A unique trail and a great taste of what Lassen Volcanic has to offer! Great views the whole way through. Be careful on the edges! ;-)

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