Devils Kitchen

Chester, California

Devils Kitchen Professional Review and Guide

"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, and nature is cooking up a feast for the curious in this isolated spot. The signs, sounds, and odors of the Devils Kitchen are served up from the safety of a safe network of pathways that wander through the area. Interpretive signs help decipher the sights. After a scrumptious appetizer that includes a pleasant, wildflower-spiced ramble through meadow and woodland, you’ll find the main course more than satisfying. Highlights: Climb through meadow and woodland to a thrilling hydrothermal area that straddles Hot Springs Creek."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Best June to October
5,640 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,080 feet
Top Elevation
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Reading Peak; Lassen Volcanic National Park maps by the National Park Service, Earthwalk Press, and Wilderness Press; USDAFS Lassen National Forest
Local Maps

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Jun 2018