Hiking Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Peak is one of the best hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park as it is only 5 miles round trip and it takes you to an amazing summit with beautiful views over the surrounding area. Check it out next time you are in the park and read more at
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California 101: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Home to all four types of volcanoes, Lassen Volcanic National Park is positively alive with bubbles, steams, and roars. We show you how to kayak on Manzanita Lake, see mudpots at Sulphur Works, catch a steam at Devil’s Kitchen, climb Cinder Cone, and stay at Drakesbad Guest Ranch. For more things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park, check out
Lassen Volcanic National Park | California Travel Tips
Veronica Hill of California Travel Tips offers a guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located about 50 miles from Redding in Northern California, Lassen National Park is named for Lassen Peak, which is the largest plug dome volcano in the world.
The last Lassen eruptions were between 1914 and 1921, and it remains, along with nearby Mt. Shasta, the most likely volcano in the Cascades to erupt in the next few decades.
They say this is the least visited of our national parks, and I find it really hard to believe because there's so much to do here!
Most of the Lassen National Park attractions are located along Highway 89, which circles around the park. All four types of volcanoes are found here, including shield, plug dome, cinder cone and composite varieties.
Start your Lassen tour at Loomis Museum, where you can check out historic displays of Lassen's 1915 eruption, then take the short 1-mile walk along the Lily Pond Nature Trail.
From the southwest entrance, begin at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, where you can grab a bite to eat at Lassen Cafe — the only restaurant in Lassen National Park — or stock up on water or picnic fare.
If you're looking for Lassen National Park lodging, Manzanita Lake is a great spot to go camping. Bring a tent or RV, or rent one of their cozy wooden Manzanita Lake cabins which start at $59 per night. The lake is a great spot for catch-and-release trout fishing, and they also offer kayak rentals!
There are several places to go hiking in Lassen National Park. The Devastated Area Trail is a 1/2-mile loop that showcases evidence of the 1915 eruption. Plan on around 20 minutes to explore the paved interpretive trail, which is where much of the lava and hot rocks settled after the eruptions. Along the trail you'll see Hot Rock, a 27,000-year-old boulder that was blasted 3 miles from Lassen Peak; and Puzzled Rocks, which were torn from Lassen's Summit.
Two miles away, you'll find Summit Lake, which is a great place to stop midday for a swim or a picnic. There are two campgrounds here as well!
Continuing along Highway 89, you'll come to Kings Creek Falls before arriving at Upper Meadow, which is a great place to stop and stretch your legs.
Be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water and snacks before attempting the strenuous 5-mile round-trip hike to Lassen Peak, which sits at 10,457 feet. To avoid the heat, start early in the morning, or come during the cooler fall months.
While you're in Lassen, you have to do the Bumpass Hell Trail. It's three miles round trip and it's the signature hike in the park. Set alongside glacial Lake Helen, this 16-acre hydrothermal area sits on the eroded vent of Bumpass Mountain, a dormant dome volcano. Here, you'll find more than 75 fumaroles, turquoise-colored hot springs and mud pots fired by molten lava just 5 miles below the surface.
This area was named for Kendall Bumpass, who lost his leg after falling into a boiling mud pot. Bumpass discovered the area in 1864 while hiking, and he called the place Hell. The name stuck.
Boiling pool is one of many unique features in the park. Although the temperatures of these hot spring pools vary, most fall between 150 and 200 degrees. A highlight is Big Boiler, which is the largest fumarole in the park, and the hottest in the world for a non-erupting volcano.
If you're not up for the 3-mile hike, another great place to see volcanic activity is at Sulphur Works, which sits right off the highway near the southwest entrance.
One word of advice: Stay on the boardwalks and trails. People are severely burned each year when they ignore this caution.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park: 3 Days of Exploring and Backpacking
Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the least visited parks in California but it is full of amazing experiences to have. There are awesome summits to hike, geothermic areas to see and high altitude lakes. We worked with Wendy from Wild Beginning Adventure Company in order to make the most of three days exploring the area.
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Hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southern-most volcano in the Cascade Range.
The Hike to Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park is full of volcanic activity and that's best displayed on the hike to Bumpass Hell. The largest hydrothermal vent in the park, Bumpass Hell includes a long walkway where visitors can see the boiling mudpots and steaming vents up close and personal.
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Bumpass Hell Lassen National Park, CA
Tony visits Bumpass Hell in Lassen National Park, Ca. A volcanic hell of bubbling mudpots, acid steams, and superhot steaming fumaroles.
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A travel guide through one of California's most underrated parks Lassen Volcanic National Park with Alice Ford. Located north of the Sacramento Valley this park is full of volcanic history with several lakes, many volcanoes, sulphur pools and miles of hiking, see just what makes this park so unique.
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Summit hike Lassen Peak - Lassen Peak Volcanic National Park
Lassen Peak is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range. Located in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, Lassen rises 2,000 ft above the surrounding terrain and has a volume of 0.5 cu mi, making it one of the largest lava domes on Earth. It was created on the destroyed northeastern flank of now-gone Mount Tehama, a stratovolcano that was at least 1,000 ft higher than Lassen Peak. It is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc which stretches from southwestern British Columbia to northern California.
On May 22, 1915, a powerful explosive eruption at Lassen Peak devastated nearby areas, and spread volcanic ash as far as 200 mi (to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a series of eruptions from 1914 through 1917. Lassen Peak and Mount St. Helens were the only two volcanoes in the contiguous United States to erupt during the 20th century. Lassen Volcanic National Park was created to preserve the devastated areas as they were, for future observation and study, and to preserve the nearby volcanic features.
Exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park | The Yellowstone of California | Bumpass Hell
Lassen Volcanic National Park is in a very remote location in northern California and it completely blew us away. They call it the Yellowstone of California because of the volcanic activity. Overall, this park exceeded our expectations and we had a great time exploring this beautiful place.
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Finding a steaming volcano, deep snow, raging waterfalls, foraging bears, brilliant wildflowers, and bubbling mudpots and steaming rocks in a single location isn't as hard as it sounds thanks to Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park, located in Northern California, has great camping sites and hiking trails for every fitness level. On this trip, a deeper than average snowpack kept us from hiking up Lassen Peak -- a trek that ends with a stunning view and a walk among sharp lava sculptures inside the volcano's cone that were created when Mt. Lassen last erupted in the 1910s. (Lassen is, in fact, the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range.) Don't be fooled by the peak's apparent quiet. Boiling mudpots, bubbling pools and steaming vents found throughout the park make it clear that Lassen still has the potential to erupt. Many thanks to the National Park Service for making Lassen Volcanic National Park a great vacation destination. This video was created by Larry Richardson using a Sony AX53 camcorder for RichardsonArtPhotographyStore.com.
Mt Lassen 1915
One of the eruptions of Mt Lassen 100 years ago caught on film. According to a news account on June 1, 1917 from the Red Bluff Daily News, the film was probably made in the latter part of May, 1917 by Justin J Hammer of Red Bluff. It also would appear that iManzanita Lake is in the foreground.
Lassen Peak - Lassen Volcanic National Park
Did a little day hike to the top of Lassen Peak. It’s definitely not the most challenging hike but the views and the crater make it well worth the effort of getting there.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park: 2 Days of Adventure
We visit the top 3 adventures to do in Lassen when you only have a few days.
One of the coolest National Parks in the Country, this northern California national park is jam packed with tons of great things to do. We explored the park and checked out 3 of the top things to do in the park: Bumpass Hell, Subway Lava Caves, and Cinder Cone all within 2 days. Hope this video inspires you to check out Lassen. It is well worth the trip!
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA with TravelArt - July 2019
Lassen Volcanic National Park is an American national park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range.
Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park
We go north and explore Lassen Volcanic National Park.
In August there is still lots of snow and many things to do! I personally think Mount Lassen is on my top 2 for favorite National Parks we have visited. This park is mostly volcanic rock from one of the last explosions the Park had seen in 1917. Lake Helen (where all the butterflies were) is my favorite spot.
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