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“Nice drive with beautiful scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
916-595-4444
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
Cincinnati, OH
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“Nice drive with beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I didn't know what to expect at this park and was pleased with what was there. I always like to stop at the visitor's center and catch the film on the area. I enjoyed the drive and view from 8000', seeing volcanic action of the mudpots and picniking by Lake Helen. While driving to Red Bluff I viewed lava boulders throughout the fields.

Visited September 2012
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Not Yellowstone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The lakes and volcanic views were really good, but if you have been to Yellowstone I do not think it is worth the effort to walk to Bumpass Hell.

Visited September 2012
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Even just driving the road past Lassen Peak is specktacular. Imagining the eruption and changes it made to the landscape only a hundred years ago is amazing. Even as you drive through Devastated Area, it is hard to think the the huge boulders everywhere came from an eruption that competely leveled the area. I would say even if you can't get out of the car and walk around or take a hike, check out all the different terrains and how much it changes in the different locations. This is a national park that does not get enough attention. This was a great trip.

Visited September 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“A Mini Yellowstone and Yosemite High Country Combined”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I came here during August 2012 when major wildfires were going just west of the park. The park was partially open but filled with smoke and hardly had anyone in it. I was still able to see a nice amount of the park. Lassen has the geothermal features of Yellowstone but on a smaller scale and not nearly as dramatic as what you will see there. The rest of the park reminds me of the High Country of Yosemite along Tioga Pass Road. This is a very nice park but once you have been to Yellowstone and Yosemite it is hard to rank Lassen as a 5 though it certainly lacks the crowds of those two parks. There are many lookouts along the main road through the park but it seems unlike some national parks that many of the attractions require a bit of a walk to see.

Visited August 2012
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New Albany, MS
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“Nice park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Nice park with interesting history. The thermal features were my favorite as well as some beautiful lakes.

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