Lassen Volcanic – California



Lassen Peak from Devastated Area pullout | Lassen Peak Trail view | Bumpass Hell


Date of Visits: July 31 – August 1, 2011

How we got there: Drove from Napa Valley on our San Francisco to Seattle road trip. 3.5 hours.

Lodging: Lassen Mineral Lodge


  • Lassen Peak – 5-mile round trip hike to highest peak in the park.
  • Bumpass Hell – 2.6 mile round trip hike to an area of steaming pools, mudpots and other thermal features. Hiked across snow in August.

Tips: Don’t underestimate this highly underrated park, definitely worth more than a day.

Next time: Hike to Cinder Cone. Visit thermal features in Warner Valley area.