Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

230pp/photos/maps/elevation profiles
ISBN: 1560447664

Whether you are climbing to the airy summit of Lassen Peak, meandering along the boardwalks of Bumpass Hell, or skirting the Cinder Cone on a trail blazed by emigrants in the mid-1800s this guide will lead you to the mysterious and beautiful world of Cascadian volcanism. Here are 59 hikes, including easy day hikes, mountain climbs, and backpacking trips. You'll also find history and geology of the region.

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Trails from the "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 59.
... Preview: A friendlier lake would be hard to find. Bathtub Lake, small, cupped in a little tree-lined basin, and warmed by the sun, is the perfect destination for families with small children. It offers rock-th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Most folks heading off into the backcountry north of Summit Lake hike to Echo Lake and the Twin Lakes. These are wonderful destinations, but if you want to take the path less traveled, one with a bit ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The milky green waters of Boiling Springs Lake are a relatively gentle example of the volcanic forces at work in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Set in a deep bowl, surrounded by steep cliffs topped by ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: No doubt some will find this blasphemous, but Brokeoff Mountain is arguably the best mountain climb in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Yes, Lassen Peak is higher, and yes, the summit of Lassen Peak is ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Bumpass Hell’s evocative name suits it perfectly. Like its moniker, this geothermal area is a combination of the whimsical and the ominous. Fantastically colored superheated water swirls and bubbles i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Fantastic Lava Beds divide Butte Lake from Snag Lake, and define the ambiance of both. A dark and unusual presence, the lava beds on the Butte Lake side appear utterly devoid of life, a tumbled ma ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: Sometimes spilling in dramatic cataracts, sometimes gurgling over jumbles of river cobbles, sometimes carving a sinuous path through luminously green meadows, Grassy Creek, like an energetic young chi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: The crater at the end of this splendid hike now cradles a small lake, but it once was the fulcrum of a cataclysm that forever changed the surrounding landscape, and resulted in the formation of the Ch ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: If Lassen Peak is the heart of Lassen Volcanic National Park, then the Cinder Cone is its navel. It even resembles a navel—a brown outie plunked in the belly of a grand volcanic basin that sprawls at ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This sweet little lake is made all the more tempting because it lies off the beaten path. Even on the busiest summer weekends, this secluded tarn sees little traffic, as hikers often skip past it as t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The Cluster Lakes number nearly a dozen. Not all have names, and some are no larger than ponds, but they all have great charm. Silver Lake is the largest, its cool waters spreading south from the trai ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: Cold Boiling Lake is unique in this volcanic park for its subtlety. It lies quietly in its alpine basin, surrounded by a still forest and black-streaked dacite cliffs. Its shores are placid and its wa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: When bathed in sharp sunlight, the lush grass of Conard Meadows glows like an incandescent bulb through a green glass shade. It shines in direct contrast to the darker green of the surrounding forest, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: The hike: The secluded cradle of Crumbaugh Lake rings with birdsong and gleams with greenery. The lake, olive green and still, is fed by streams that bleed off the steep slopes that protect it, and se ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Crystal Lake is the perfect destination for the adventuresome family camped at Juniper Lake, or for the visitor with limited time or stamina (or both). The ascent to the small, sunny lake is short, wi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Like the proverbial nutshell, the Devastated Area Interpretive Trail holds a tasty little nugget of Lassen Volcanic National Park within its limited confines. Picture-perfect views of Lassen Peak and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: Belching fumeroles, boiling mudpots, steaming creeks, and rock outcrops in a dazzling array of fiery colors—the kitchen may be devilish and the stew may smell rotten, but the geologic pantry is full, ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This is a lung and leg hike: Test your lung power on the way up, and your legs—especially your knees—on the way down. Fortunately, a lovely lake and fantastic views make the work more than worthwhile. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The trail to Dream Lake is a perfect romp for families with children—especially those who are beginning anglers. The route offers most of what a good hike in Lassen Volcanic National Park should, incl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Echo Lake is the first in a series of lovely backcountry lakes reached via the trail that leads northeast from the developed areas around Summit Lake. While this little tarn is a relatively easy day h ... From the guidebook "Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4