Hikers only. No wheelchair facilities.
Subjective Trail Rating for Beauty and Difficulty:
If you can only do one hike in Lassen, this is the hike I recommend. It provides some of the same sweeping vistas that are found on the trail to Lassen peak, but without the grueling 2000+ foot climb. In addition, it allows access to some of the best geothermal features in the park. The round trip distance of 3 miles can be done by most people. There is an elevation gain of over 400 feet, but the trail is well constructed making the climb manageable. Expect many trail companions, as this is one of the most popular trails in the park.
From Interstate 5 at the city of Redding, take highway 44 east. It is 46 miles to the park entrance. Turn right (south) on state highway 89 which is the main north-south road through the park. Drive past the large parking for the Lassen Peak trail and look for the Bumpass Hell trail parking area on the left side of the road.
A map of the park is available with the price of admission. Trail maps can be purchased by contacting Loomis Museum c/o Lassen Volcanic National Park at the address below.
Who to contact:
Lassen Volcanic Park, PO Box 100, Mineral CA, 96063, (916) 595-4444
Werner Hager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated December 25, 1999.
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