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Mount Lassen

Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Phone Number: 916-595-4444
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
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Palo Cedro, CA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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The Sea Ranch, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoy travelling and national parks are a highlight for us. We visited during the 4th of July holiday and the weather was pleasant. The scenery was breath taking and we are always fascinated by the history behind the places we visit. Definitely worth the trip and great for families!

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Oregon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Decided to stop on by at one of the few national parks in California that I have never visited. So happy that I did. It is way up high on the slopes of the Lassen volcano. Nice and cool while it is 100+ down in the valley. Green and gorgeous with amazing geologic wonders surrounding you. We spent one day... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The park rangers were friendly and in formative. The trip through the park was peaceful with many scenic views. With the road guide you can take full advantage of the trails and views. It is a little out of the way of the normal tourist but this adds to the fun...there is less traffic on the park roadways.

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