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Bumpass Hell

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.
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Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was a very cool hike. I have not ever seen anything like it. The trail is well marked and fairly easy, with some moderately difficult parts here and there. Please note, you do need good shoes for this hike. Not hiking boots, but at least good tennis shoes. I saw some people attempting this hike in flip flops. While... More

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Curtice, Ohio
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82 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is absolutely one of the Must Do sights at Lassen! The trail is easy to follow and moderately difficult for amateurs and kids. It doesn't get steep until the last quarter mile and by that time, you're motivated to make it there. The path does narrow in places so watch when letting people pass. A great site in a... More

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El Paso, Texas
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130 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After visit Yellowstone national park, I feel bumpass hell is just a small Yellowstone. You will find all you can see in bumpass hell in Yellowstone, like hot spring and pot mud. And Yellowstone has more than that. Anyway, bumpass hell is still a must-see in Lassen park.

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Krum, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We loved Bumpass Hell. The weather was perfect, the views absolutely beautiful. If you are not in good shape take your time and rest when you need to. It is definetely worth the walk. Take plenty of water and a walking stick if you need it. This was difficult for my fitness level, but so worth the reward at the... More

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Dana Point, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We did the hike to Bumpass Hell starting at the Kings Creek Picnic Area. We never saw another person until we reached the Bumpass Hell area. Beautiful and scenic trail full of wildflower areas. Bumpass Hell was great to see and so interesting. Would definitely recommend hiking in from this direction.

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San Francisco, California
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25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was the only hike we did in Lassen due to time constraint. It was all worth it. Parking : Plenty of parking space. Restroom is also available. Surprisingly, If you park at Lake Helen (about 0.5 mile after Bumpass Hell parking), you can cut down a hike a little. Hike : Bit strenuous. For first mile, it might not... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful hike, took lots of pictures. The pools were fantastic. We left early so we had the whole place to ourselves. The temp was a crisp 46 degrees, so that makes the steam from the vents more pronounced. John & LynNita Ellis

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San Diego, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A very popular hike, but if you have been to Yellowstone I wouldn't bother doing it . The average person can do this hike in an hour or so.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Also sulfur smell. Along with small lake and wildflowers. Never seen anything like it. Not a difficult hike.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great area to see and feel the steam coming out from the cracks of the ground. The trail is a 1.5 mile hike one way and another back, so it is a 3 mile walk. Whether your in shape or out of shape, you will be able to hike the trail. Your feet will be tired from... More

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