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“North State Gem” 5 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.
Redding, California
2 reviews
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“North State Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Compared to most national parks, Lassen Park is uncrowded and unspoiled. It has many beautiful family friendly and more strenuous hikes from both the east and west sides. The new Kohm Ya Ma nee Visitor Center off highway 36 (about an hour east of Red Bluff) is a good place to start. It has interactive exhibits that the kids will love and an excellent movie that explains the park's volcanic history. In Lassen, there are several areas of fumaroles and hot spots. The most crowded is Bumpass Hell, off of the main park highway 89. This highway frequently doesn't open until July due to heavy winter snow. Another volcanic area is available with only an hour or so easy hike through picture-perfect meadows. This area is called Boiling HotSprings and you can reach it through the eastern end of the park/Warner Valley. We've taken hikes here in July and August where we have had great hikes and encountered relatively few other hiking parties. You can check ahead with Drakesbad Guest Ranch and make a reservation for dinner....
Although the drive into the Warner Valley is mostly dirt road, it is worth the time and trouble.

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Chico, CA
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“Spectacular and low-key”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Beautiful place for a day's driving excursion, long or short day hike, (Brokoff, Crumbaugh lake, Kings Creek, Bumpas Hell) or long weekend campout.

Visited October 2012
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California City, California
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“wow! great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

such beauty! hikes, sight seeing, bike riding, it was great! we met friends at one of the campgrounds, it had a little store, and was very friendly. hiked to bumpass hill (stinky) but interesting

Visited June 2012
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Redding, California
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“Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A great family vacation. Lots of day hikes to Kings Falls, Bumpass Hell, Lassen Peak. Good camping, good visitor's center. Lot's of fun!

Visited July 2012
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Quincy, California
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“Going to Mount Lassen was a Great Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Mount Lassen is a wonderful, scenic park without the crowds of people. There were so many places to explore, hike, enjoy! The rangers were kind and very helpful. We'll be going back again next year!

Visited June 2012
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