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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Phone Number: 916-595-4444
Activities: Hiking
Description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.

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Most overlooked park in California

I am not sure I understand why there is not more people going to Lassen NP. It is as beautiful as many other parks - volcanic activity, substantial mountain peaks, high passes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Be super careful before you travel to this park. The rangers there close the park for any reason. It it rains, if it sprinkles, if they feel precipitation in the air. Seems like they never want to be open. I live near bye and from my estimate of the last 5 years of being here, they are closed about 60%... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I am not sure I understand why there is not more people going to Lassen NP. It is as beautiful as many other parks - volcanic activity, substantial mountain peaks, high passes, good accommodations and support from the National Park Service. If you are going to be in northern California, put this in your itinerary for a couple of days... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In 1914 when Mount Lassen began erupting, local business man and amateur photographer, B.F. Loomis grabbed his gear and recorded the volcano’s major eruptions during 1914 and 1915 as well as the devastation afterwards. Being the first major volcanic eruption in the contiguous United States and the first volcanic eruption anywhere to be captured in both photographs and motion pictures,... More 

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Palo Cedro, CA
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Many people don't realize the diversity of resources contained in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The fumaroles (steam and volcanic gas vents), the steaming ground, mud pots, boiling lakes, hot creeks are all fascinating and provide a real opportunity to learn about geology and volcanology. Great hiking trails. Easy backpack routes. Great camping opportunities. Fascinating night sky. Kayak at Manzanita Lake.... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Before visiting we checked the website and answer phone message to find the park was closed following a winter storm on 31st October. Because we were in the area we decided to visit on 5th November, signs on the road leading to the park said it was closed as did signs at the entrance to the park. We went to... More 

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Southern California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went here because I had gone as a child and wanted to revisit. Scenery is beautiful even though the lakes are low. You can see a lot from the turnouts in the road, but a lot more can be seen if you like to hike. This would be a great place to go camping. At the entrance and the visitors... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

This park is an easy one day drive on the semicircular road between the north and south entrances. Stop at the north entrance information center which is a combination museum, gift shop and informative displays. If you are a hiker (we're not) there are trails which must be very scenic. The history of the volcanoes is amazing and that whole... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The first thing to know is that there are numerous climates and diverse regions that make up this park. Unlike so many other parks which have one set of expectations, Lassen has many: sulfer pots and the badlands, alpine peaks, mountain ranges, valleys, meadows and sub-desert conditions. Add to this natural wonder the fact that traffic into the park is... More 

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Capistrano Beach, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had heard that Lassen was similar to Yellowstone and one of the least visited National Parks in the USA. Late October was perfect in that there were very few visitors, the weather cooperated (although there was snow on the ground), scenery was beautiful, the mudpots were unique and there was plenty of viewing areas (essentially deserted). Highly recommend the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were here nine years ago, and could only make it about five miles before we came to a Road Closed sign. The snow was extremely deep and impassable, but it made for some magnificent scenery. When we returned this summer, the park roads were passable, though I think the Bumpass Trail was closed due to snow. Along the main... More 

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