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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 96088
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Lev K wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lassen Volcanic National Park On September 10, 2020 our two friends, my wife and I visited Lassen Volcanic Park by driving from Antlers cabins on Lake Shasta. Originally, we were planning to spend the day at the lake, but lake was closed for all water activities due to the fires in some areas far away from the lake. We changed our plans and planned to visit Subway Caves locates about 65 miles from our cabins and to follow up with the rest of the day at Lassen Volcanic Park about half an hour away. Upon arrival at the entrance to the Subway Caves we were stopped by the Ranger and informed that caves area is closed. Unfortunately, it was not noticed on the park service site. Decided to try our luck at Lassen Volcanic Park. For some reason the National Park was open. There is about 30 mile of CA-89 running through the park. Many areas to visit, but when you planning to spend about half day to a day in the Park, I would suggest to spend most of the time at the Sulphur Works (Southwest entrance) and Bumpass Hell - just a short drive toward NW entrance on CA-89. The observation walk to the hydrothermal area is 1.4 mile one way. It is a moderate difficulty trail (by my estimate). Four of us age from low to very advanced seventeenths made it for about 45 min one way with short breaks, so judge yourself. I was sorry to see some youngsters walking in flip flops. Have good walking shoes to save yourselves from easily preventable injuries. Good travels.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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7268 wrote a review Sep 2020
Oakland, California3,964 contributions866 helpful votes
Mount Lassen erupted in 1915. And you can hike to the summit and stand in the crater. Read up on the history of this place before you visit, and it will make your visit a lot more memorable. Lassen National Park is one of America's most beautiful national parks, but it is not that frequently visited. Come here, hike the Lassen Peak trail, take pictures, and you will remember it for life.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Alilu007 wrote a review Sep 2020
Menlo Park, California276 contributions166 helpful votes
We mentally prepared ourselves for a grueling hike, but it wasn’t as bad as we had expected. Our slow group took about 2.5 hours for the ascent. A faster group took about 1.5 hours. There is another rock scramble past the first peak with the elevation medallion, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth the extra climb if you are tired. There was more shade than we had imagined (It wasn’t as non-shaded as Mission Peak in the East Bay/Fremont), and as you go up, the wind cools you down. However, the wind wasn’t too bad at the top either. We had brought jackets thinking it would be chilly, however, none of us needed them (hiked in late August). It is satisfying to know that you’ve ascended the tallest peak throughout the rest of your journey, when you look up to the peak.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Swelll wrote a review Sep 2020
Melbourne, Australia114 contributions56 helpful votes
The entire park is fantastic and provide many opportunites to experience many aspects of mineral springs, wildlife (deer, bears) and great hikes - kings creek falls. The key climb is definitely Lassen peak and is a great 3-4 turnaround pending your skills and fitness. nothing too taxing...just a long climb to the top but allowing for some residual snow which gets a little messay its possible to do this all summer with either shorts/tshirts or a pretty full wear of hiking/climbing clothes.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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csarchibald wrote a review Aug 2020
San Marcos, California4,151 contributions679 helpful votes
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Throughout the Lassen Volcanic National Park, the center point of many photos is going to be Mount Lassen. If you are into hiking, you can even summit the mountain in a trail near the summit. No matter what angle you look at it it has a unique type of beauty , even though the top of the mountain is bare. Before visiting check on weather conditions, our last trip here was mid July 2017 and the roads were still closed because of snow.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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