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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 96088
Phone Number: +1 916-595-4444
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This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.

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Late Fall Visit to Mt. Lassen National Park

The major road through park was closed as snow had already blocked the thoroughfare, however we were able to view the Visitor Center and take a short walk with our dogs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Atascadero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The major road through park was closed as snow had already blocked the thoroughfare, however we were able to view the Visitor Center and take a short walk with our dogs. Refreshing, invigorating air worked our appetites for the evening meal. The dark clouds signaling that evening's rain were looming over Mr. Lassen, so we cut our visit short to... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had never really heard of Lassen National Volcanic Park until we were driving north along the California Sierras and there is was. While the park staff at the fancy new information centre at the south end (not the NPS best) were the most unhelpful that we have found, the park in itself made up for it. We were directed... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Mt Lassen in August of 2016 and I was amazed at how few people there were in the park. For such a diverse and beautiful park it is, thankfully, under utilized! We did not see any wildlife but the park features were the real stars here. Climbing Mt Lassen was a great hike and the views from the... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Chill is in the air, but afternoons are sunny and warmer. Bring long pants and a jacket. I tend to run hot, but a long sleeved shirt felt really good. Mountain is covered with snow and is in its glory. We drove, took tons of photos and ate under the pines. Trails well maintained but the higher you go, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lassen Volcanic National Park, probably one of the most interesting of our national parks, has been in our backyard practically the last forty years. I've visited the park numerous times during that time and still have not explored all of it. The recent improvements to the peak trail have made it a much more enjoyable experience for all. Also new,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was basically the Mount St. Helen of 100 years ago. So, it's interesting to see the devastation and regrowth. The drive is harrowing. The mountain is about 10,000 feet and you are up there (when driving) with no shoulders or guard rails. If we had come from the south, I would have made my husband turn around. No... More 

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

We camped at Manzanita Lake and drove thru the park, north to south, the next day. Did the Bumpass Hell Hike and some other short hikes. We are in our 60's but the hikes are well worth the effort. Only had one day, but will go back again to do the other hikes and see more of the volcanic terrain.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a relatively short hike (about 5 miles round trip), but the 2000' elevation gain makes for an awesome workout. The scenery is fantastic all the way to the top. Do not be fooled by the warm temps at the trailhead in summertime. It gets very windy and cold from about midway to the top. I started with shorts... More 

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South Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Be wary of the altitude and cold, but this is a doable summit with fantastic views. Though it is a 2000' climb (according to the trail guide), the gradient just requires stamina, not a super-strenuous effort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We spent more time than we anticipated because we loved hiking here. There are plenty of options for short or long hikes. We explored the Devastated Area Interpretive trail, Lassen Peak, and Bumpass Hell. Lassen Peak was a challenge, but the view was awesome! We'd highly recommend Bumpass Hell for all the interesting thermal features. It's like a mini-Yellowstone.

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