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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Phone Number: 5305954480
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A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area...

A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.

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Great hike and awesome views

The hike is pretty moderate and if you are in good shape, and are used to hiking then it should not take more than an hour to reach down to Bumpass Hell. It is a total of 3-4... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Tara R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The hike is pretty moderate and if you are in good shape, and are used to hiking then it should not take more than an hour to reach down to Bumpass Hell. It is a total of 3-4 miles round trip and it can get very hot here during summers so check the weather and carry plenty of water along... More 

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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A 1.3 mile hike over a moderately difficult terrain, but very worthwhile. Take a camera and stay on the trail.

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Though most places rate this hike as "moderate", its pretty tough to do with kids 5 and under (and almost impossible to do with a stroller). First, the hiking trail is exposed to about 200 feet drops at several stretches. Second, the final leg of the trail is a pretty steep downhill to the sulphur vents and pools, and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Could have been better weather (50's and very windy). Trail is easy to find with large parking area. Some areas are a little close to comfort to 3,000 foot drops but just walk careful. I am Not sure I would feel comfortable with small children walking so close to edge but 3mi is a little long for that young. The... More 

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Graton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a must see in Lassen. We were there with snow on the trail but not so much to make it difficult to pass. Beautiful views along the trail that culminates in the pictured walkways through the sulfur vents.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We loved this moderate hike to the thermal area. It felt like a mini-Yellowstone. Bring your camera, but be careful not to get the lens too close to the steam.

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Norfolk England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A tricky hike but well worth the effort. Spectacular scenery culminating in a sulphurous hell hole of bubbling mud steaming vents and colorful chemicals. Poor old Bumpass who lost a leg after falling through the crust - they didn't have wooden walkways in those days!

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The hike is great. Slow grade upwards & then down to Bumpass Hell. Oozing, bubbling mass of sulfurous goo. Smelly & warm! Fine mist fell to help with the heat generated by the ooze. Boardwalk needs some screws screwed back down into the 2x6 wood planks. The composite boards also showing wear. The heat is definitely effecting them. Everyone out... More 

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Chico,CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The three mile round trip hike from the parking lot to Bumpass Hell is beautiful. The trailing a little dusty. Wear layers it was 45F and a cold wind when we started. This is a popular trail and worth the visit.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Despite what the reviews, or what the National Park Service indicates on its signs. This is NOT a moderate hike, it was strenuous, extremely rocky and treacherous. I was accompanied by someone who just recently hiked part of the Pacific Coast Trail, and they said they couldn't believe how bad the trail was. Furthermore, we encountered two NPS rangers and... More 

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