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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Description: A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area...
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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Great boiling mud pots!

An easy hike through a beautiful landscape will bring you to Bumpass Hell, a fantastic thermal area with boiling mud pots, hot springs and steaming vents. Nicely constructed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An easy hike through a beautiful landscape will bring you to Bumpass Hell, a fantastic thermal area with boiling mud pots, hot springs and steaming vents. Nicely constructed wooden paths take you around to the various places of interest. This is one of the easier hikes that the whole family can do.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

So many volcanoes don't really live up to expectations - a large mountain, often not even the 'right' shape, and not particularly obviously volcanic. Bumpass Hell is much more what you might be looking for - a properly 'hellish' cauldron of bubbling liquid and smelly volcanic gas. Don't expect the smells to be nice, though! (The trek to the summit... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

can do this in tennis shoes but wouldn't recommend flip-flops (we saw some people in flip-flops, what were they thinking?) kids can do this hike, but maybe not a 3 yr old, unless you're going slow and ready to carry the child part of the way. Really enjoyed this hike, but it was the most popular one we did during... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Short walk from the parking lot (1.8 miles approx). The trail was a bit crowded but in good conditions and it has amazing views to the west part of the park. Family friendly.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The hike to bumpass hell wasn't as nice as devils kitchen but convenient if you're not going to warner valley. Not as good as Yellowstone but still inreresting.

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Peak District
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whilst not as massive as Yellowstone this is a great hike with some great features at the bottom. There is plenty of wildlife along the way. The springs were really great, fantastic colours and lots of bubbling mud pits which kids love! Nice walkway around the springs - would definitely recommend.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very gradual incline for approx 20min to see views of the springs and then 10 min further to get to the springs - well worth the walk as the views along the way are fantastic!

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Easy, 3-mile roundtrip hike. Smells of sulphur, nice views, but the actual location leaves something to be desired for anyone who has been to Yellowstone. Oh well, guess I'm spoiled.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a great hike with spectacular views of bubbly water and amazing colors. It is a fairly easy trail but you will enjoy every minute of it.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Walk to the bumpass hell was a good hike. At the end of a little tiresome hike, the site and smell of sulphur vapors make feel u are in a different world and you will start smiling. Hard to get back from these natural wonders. You shoyuld remember at that ime, that you are standing right at the center of... More 

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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lassen Volcanic National Park

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