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“Lassen Peak hike” 5 of 5 stars
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Mount Lassen
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Owner description: This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lassen Peak hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We did the hike on Aug 31. The hike itself is very easy, not steep at all and I would have to agree with our youngest a little boring, probably just because it was too easy (we are mid-40s, in average shape, and 2 boys 13 and 9). But when you reach the top and see Mt. Shasta it makes it so worth the time! It takes about 4 hours to go up and back. It wasn't cold at the top although there was still enough snow. The trail is under construction and open to the top only some days, so check nps.gov before planning. And definitely plan it if you are visiting Lassen NP!

Visited August 2012
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Redding, California
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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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