Lassen Volcanic National Park Trails

To find trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California select a region or trail below.

Summit Lake South (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Manzanita, CA

Finding the campground: From the Manzanita Visitor Center, drive 12.5 miles north and then southeast on CA 89. About the campground: See Summit Lake North Campground (294) for lake and area information.

Summit Lake North (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Manzanita, CA

Finding the campground: From the Manzanita Visitor Center, drive 12 miles north and then southeast on CA 89. About the campground: Summit is a small but beautiful lake. Deer often graze in a nearby meadow. Campsites are not on the shoreline but are c

Manzanita Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Redding, CA

Small but beautiful Manzanita Lake is one of the main attractions of the park. It offers great reflections of Mount Lassen and Chaos Crags, and the campground gets heavy use. To accommodate the crowds, the sites are closer together than at other park

Lassen Volcanic National Park Waterfalls :: Mineral, CA

As the name implies, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a prime spot for studying the effects of volcanic activity. All four existing types of volcanoes are found within park boundaries, along with a rich assortment of steam vents, boiling pools, paint

Butte Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Redding, CA

Finding the campground: From Redding, drive east 82 miles on CA 44. Turn south onto FR 32N21 and drive about 7 miles. About the campground: A 4-mile round-trip hike leads from the campground to the top of Cinder Cone (6,907 feet), from which ther

Juniper Lake (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Chester, CA

Finding the campground: From Chester, on the north end of Lake Almanor, take Warner Valley Road north for 1 mile. Bear left onto Juniper Lake Road and drive 11 miles. The dirt road is rough and not suitable for RVs. About the campground: The camp

Warner Valley (Lassen Volcanic National Park) :: Chester, CA

The Drake Lake Trail begins 0.5 mile north of the campground and ascends steeply in just over 2 miles to emerald-green Drake Lake. Other nearby trailheads include Terminal Geyser, Boiling Springs Lake, and Devil’s Kitchen. Nearby Drakesbad Guest

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Summit Lakes Trail :: Mineral, CA

Pass sparkling alpine lakes on this easy weekend through volcanic high country.

From Boiling Mudpots to Icy Lakes: Lassen Volcanic National Park :: Red Bluff, CA

Here's your chance to visit the land of extremes! Lassen Volcanic National Park's rugged lava flows, serrated craters, and geothermal mudpots?with names like Bumpass Hell, Devil's Kitchen, and Boiling Springs Lake?are a sharp contrast to the park's s

Lassen Volcanic National Park Scenic Drive :: Susanville, CA

A thirty-five-mile paved highway that twists around 10,457-foot Lassen Peak, passing numerous geothermal features and evidence of recent volcanism in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen Peak dominates northern California’s skyline like no other pea

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Bumpass Hell :: Mineral, CA

Lassen Volcanic National Park’s premier hike showcases the wildest thrills of hydrothermal activity a stone’s throw from your hiking boots—hot gas spewing from hissing fumaroles, boiling mud, and brightly colored mineral pools. The hike to Bumpass He

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Kings Creek Falls :: Mineral, CA

This heart-healthy hike in Lassen Volcanic National Park descends along a rocky route past a meadow of summer-long wildflower blooms and a spectacularly cool creek. The hike climaxes at the ultimate summer escape: Kings Creek Falls, a multitiered gia

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Paradise Meadows :: Mineral, CA

Another gem of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Paradise Meadows hike offers a little piece of, well, paradise! Splashed in the beauty of wildflowers all summer long, the captivating meadow is framed by a rich evergreen forest and towering mountain

Lassen Volcanic National Park: Manzanita Lake Trail :: Mineral, CA

This breezy stroll loops around stunning Manzanita Lake at the northern entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The placid waters and mountainous backdrop offer some of the better photographic opportunities in the park, with Lassen Peak poised per

Exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park :: Shingletown, CA

Along the Pacific Rim’s Ring of Fire, the Cascade Mountains reach as far north as Mt. Garibaldi in British Columbia. This range of massive volcanoes stretches south through Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. At its southern tip lies Lassen

Nobles Emigrant Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Nobles Emigrant Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 6,066 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 750 feet.

Cinder Cone Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Cinder Cone Trail is a hiking trail in Lassen County and Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is three miles long and begins at 6,083 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4

Noble Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Noble Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 6,476 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 621 feet. Along the

Butte Lake Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Butte Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Lassen County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 6,050 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 393 feet. Alon

Lassen Peak Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Lassen Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 8,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,276 feet. N

Chester Juniper Lake Road :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Chester Juniper Lake Road is a hiking trail in Lassen County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,780 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 61 fe

Devastated Area Loop Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Devastated Area Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 6,466 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 37 f

Manzanita Creek Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Manzanita Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 5,928 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a to

Noble Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Noble Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 6,358 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevat

Bumpass Hell Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Bumpass Hell Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 8,190 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 709 feet. Th

Snag Lake Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Snag Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Lassen County and Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 8.7 miles long and begins at 6,117 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 mil

Emigrant Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Emigrant Trail is a hiking trail in Lassen County and Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 6,354 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 mile

32n13ya :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

32n13ya is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen National Forest and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 6,481 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a t

Pacific Crest Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Pacific Crest Trail is a hiking trail in Plumas County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 132 feet long and begins at 5,940 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total

Hiking Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Hiking Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 5,911 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of

Manzanita Lake Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Manzanita Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 5,875 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet

Brokeoff Mountain Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Brokeoff Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County and Tehama County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness and Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 6,640 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is

Pacific Crest Trail :: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

Pacific Crest Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Plumas County, Shasta County, and Tehama County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic Wilderness, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Lassen National Forest. It is 80.4 miles long and begins at 4,

West Prospect Peak Trail :: Redding, CA

This graded gravel road travels through Lassen National Forest and climbs to West Prospect Peak Fire Lookout. The trail leaves California 44/89 and travels past the site of Twin Bridges, a stop- ping point on the Nobles Trail. An undeveloped USFS cam

Cluster Lakes :: Redding, CA

Lake-loving hikers are bound to enjoy this 12.8-mile jaunt through the Cluster Lakes in Lassen Volcanic National Park. This hike also has the perfect gradient for trail running, which I highly recommend if you’re up for it. Joining the Pacific Crest

Susan River to Juniper Lake Trail :: Susanville, CA

Susan River to Juniper Lake Trail is a pleasant drive through Lassen National Forest. Along the way, it passes small lakes, shady campgrounds, and beautiful forest scenery to finish in the southeast corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Although m

Bluff Falls :: Chester, CA

This seasonal waterfall spills over a broken bluff above CA 89 near Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Southwest Entrance.

Bluff Falls :: Chester, CA

This seasonal waterfall spills over a broken bluff above CA 89 near Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Southwest Entrance.

Warner Valley Road to Terminal Geyser :: Chester, CA

Terminal Geyser is one of the few easily accessible geothermal features on the Pacific Crest Trail and a worthy destination for this relatively easy loop hike in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Warner Valley :: Mineral, CA

A fascinating hike that visits a pair of active geothermal areas in the southwestern corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the hike through Warner Valley also boasts exceptional meadows, springs, and creeks. Among the highlights of Lassen Volcani

Caribou Wilderness :: Susanville, CA

With numerous lakes and beautiful forest, this hike through the Caribou Wilderness explores lightly traveled volcanic country just east of Lassen Volcanic National Park. In many ways the 20,833-acre Caribou Wilderness is an extension of the eastern

Lower Kings Creek to Corral Meadow :: Chester, CA

Solitude is the primary lure for hikers on the lower section of the Kings Creek Trail. So few walk this path that the Forest Service has not even bothered to mark the trailhead (although, to be fair, most of the route travels through Lassen Volcanic

Caribou Wilderness :: Westwood, CA

No, you won’t find any caribou here, but you will find plenty of deer, squirrels, birds, and other wildlife, along with an impressive array of glacial lakes, all harbored in a seldom-visited wilderness area that abuts the eastern edge of Lassen Volca

Caribou Wilderness Area :: Susanville, CA

Fall is the best time of year for hardy souls to make those final backpacking trips before the blanket of winter tucks everything up in white—and the Caribou Wilderness Area on the back side of Lassen Volcanic National Park is probably my favorite ca

Magee Peak :: San Francisco, CA

My dogs and I absolutely love cirque-surrounded, subalpine lakes. On this hike, you’ll pass two beautiful examples that are much less visited than lakes in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park—and you’ll top out on one of Shasta County’s Top 10 highe

Mineral Waterfalls :: Mineral, CA

The town of Mineral is a tiny community located about 40 miles east of Red Bluff, just southwest of Lassen Volcanic National Park. While the locals may not have the kind of amenities found in nearby Redding, they enjoy some spectacular natural scener

Crystal Lake :: Chester, CA

Usually, the combination of a scenic destination and a short trail is prescription for overuse, especially within the boundaries of a national park. Fortunately, Crystal Lake is located in one of the more remote areas of Lassen Volcanic, so the sceni

Spencer Meadow Loop :: Chester, CA

The Spencer Meadow Loop has all the necessary elements for a great hike: cool forests, flower-dotted meadows, a tumbling stream with a waterfall, and far-ranging views. The only element lacking from this trip is people, as most hikers in the area opt

Echo and Twin Lakes :: Mineral, CA

Summit Lake is both a popular campground and a departure point for hikers and backpackers bound for the central part of Lassen Volcanic National Park. This popular trip visits dreamy Echo Lake, with its droopy-tipped mountain hemlocks and dark rock

Caribou Wilderness Area Trail :: Old Station, CA

Fall is the best time of year for hardy souls to make those final backpacking trips before the blanket of winter tucks everything up in white—and the Caribou Wilderness Area on the backside of Lassen Volcanic National Park is probably my most-favorit