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Mount Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
916-595-4444
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Only in California can you go from the cold north Atlantic Ocean to mountains 8000 feet in elevation the same day. I started near Crescent City at Redwood National Park among old grove majestic redwoods. Less than 6 hours later, I was at Lassen. Because of the heat (in the 90s), I decided to skip most of the hiking for... More

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

I'm a traveler has been to many national parks. If you are planning a trip and Lassen volcanic national park is one of your destinations, I would recommend Yellowstone instead of Mount volcanic cause Yellowstone has more diverse geographic features and cover what you can see in Mount Lassen.

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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 lucked out and arrived at the park on a Sunday, a day before the trail to Lassen Peak was going to be closed for a month. Hurried and set up camp, packed our gear (headlamps and flashlights included) and made our way over to the Lassen Peak Trailhead. It is a nonstop climb to the top but so scenic.... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
3 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I did this hike in early July. Still some snow on the trail right near the top and some drifts alongside the trail in spots. Started early in the morning (7am), the sun gets hot at that elevation and there is little shade on the trail as it faces to the south. Bring sunscreen! Early start means you beat the... More

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This National Park Is Amazing. So that being said most national parks are. We drove into the north entrance just coming from Lava Bed State Park. We wanted to get to Chester for the night. Once in the park we were speechless on how beautiful everything is. The drive through the park was fantastic. We stopped to take some pictures,... More

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Bakersfield, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have never been to this area of California; now we can't wait to go back. The pine trees are so beautiful and perfectly formed. The park is gorgeous, and under appreciated we thought. Make sure you see the 20 minute movie in the visitor's lodge that tells about the history of the park. And, bonus, the fee to get... More

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did a last minute weekend trip up to Lake Almanor/Mt. Lassen National Park in mid-June. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time at the park. We arrived there Sunday morning, did a quick hike into Bumpass Hell then finished driving the loop around the park before heading home in the Bay Area. It was our... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We drove from Crater Lake to this volcanic area on again well maintained roadways. There were many trails to venture into but the one we walked had several steam/mud/sulfur pots . We enjoyed the national park lodge

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Decatur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We only had a day so we did the driving tour! Be sure to buy the book in the museum before you start!

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Canton, Georgia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not at the top of the list of National Parks you'd think of in California, but definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. There's not much else around for many miles so making a trip just to come here would only be practical if you were planning to spend some time camping and hiking. We had planned... More

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