Lassen Volcanic National Park Guide Book

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Lassen Volcanic National Park  by Mike White

512pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780899977997

The last eight years since the fourth edition of this guide was published have seen significant changes within Lassen Volcanic National Park and its neighboring US Forest Service lands, some within the control of man and some without. As the 100-year anniversary of the park’s creation approaches in 2016, the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is up and running, and important trail projects have been or will be completed by the centennial, including restoration of the Lassen Peak Trail and improvements to the Kings Creek Falls Overlook. Additionally, the Volcano Adventure Camp is set to open in time for the anniversary; this new youth camping facility at the former site of Crags Campground will better facilitate the park’s Youth Camping Program. Many events are planned in 2016 to help commemorate Lassen Volcanic’s induction into the national park system.

© 2016 Mike White/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Lassen Volcanic National Park" Guide Book
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... Preview: This relatively easy semiloop visits the most popular water destination in Thousand Lakes Wilderness, Lake Eiler, along with small and shallow Barrett Lake, and a host of even smaller and shallower po ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This short loop trail passes a pair of shallow lakes quite suitable for a midsummer swim, and then follows a short stretch of lovely Butte Creek before returning along the north shore of Butte Lake. ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Gentle terrain and a host of lakes make this loop trip from the Hay Meadow Trailhead a pleasant experience. Similar to just about anywhere in Caribou Wilderness, this area is not heavily used, despite ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Westwood, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: The Bizz Johnson Trail follows the historic route of the Fernley Lassen Railroad between the communities of Susanville and Westwood. The railroad was built in 1914 primarily to carry logs from a mill ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Susanville, CA - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: This trip is for those who consider the journey as important as the destination. Blue Lake won’t knock anyone’s socks off for beauty; it has a fairly standard look for a Lassen lake, with a shoreline ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: Similar to the trail to Bumpass Hell, this trip leads to one of the most active hydrothermal areas of the park, where heat and water meet below ground to emerge from the earth’s surface in a variety o ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: A stiff, 3.5-mile climb (which may feel more like 5 miles) leads to one of Lassen Volcanic’s more dramatic vistas, from the summit of 9,235-foot Brokeoff Mountain, so named for the ruggedly sheer nort ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: At 10,457 feet, Lassen Peak has the premier views in the park. However, the vistas from Lassen Volcanic’s second highest summit are nearly as wonderful. Where Brokeo? Mountain wins over Lassen Peak in ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Although it was designed primarily as a route for mountain bikers, hikers will also enjoy this short loop around a headwaters section of tumbling Bucks Creek. The gently graded trail passes through ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Generally, this is an easy, 5-mile, lakeside stroll through shady forest. However, when snowmelt swells the feeder streams emptying into Bucks Lake, a couple of fords can be quite treacherous—check wi ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Hermits will love this trail, as few other than Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers favor this route. Generally, you will only see other humans on boats when you’re hiking the 3-mile stretch of trail alon ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Great views from the site of a former fire lookout are the chief rewards of this trip along a section of the storied Pacific Crest Trail. The journey is a contrast in environments, as the first half ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Quincy, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: With a wide array of steaming fumaroles, gurgling mud pots, and boiling hot springs, the 16-acre hydrothermal site known as Bumpass Hell is one of Lassen Volcanic’s more interesting areas, a fact evid ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This fine loop hits most of the highlights of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park: the watery drama of Burney Falls, the beauty of Lake Britton, the shady riparian habitat along Burney Creek, an ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Burney, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The Cameron Meadow- Grassy Creek loop, with a profusion of showy wildflowers and lush plants filling the meadow and lining the banks of the creek, is a delight for botanists. July is the best month to ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Chester, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: The journey to the Chaos Crags is a more challenging route for intermediate and advanced snowshoers (the Park Service does not recommend this route for skiers). Climbing through a light forest requi ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The route to the Chaos Jumbles is a short jaunt for anyone ready to move beyond the easier trips around Manzanita and Re?ection Lakes. The moderate route does require a modicum of navigation away fr ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: As its name suggests, many of the features of Lassen Volcanic National Park are centered on the geologic processes of volcanism. The Cinder Cone Nature Trail celebrates this theme, with stark black ch ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Old Station, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This nearly 11-mile loop trip samples a number of what are considered to be some of the park’s best lakes—Little Bear, Big Bear, Silver, Feather, Lower Twin, Upper Twin, and Echo. Strong hikers can c ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: This trip travels to two very different lakes. The first is the geologically interesting Cold Boiling Lake, where super-heated gases deep underground cool considerably on an upward journey before bubb ... From the guidebook "Lassen Volcanic National Park"
Mineral, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4