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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area...

A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.

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Surreal Landscape

Bumpass Hell is listed as an easy hike but I would say it's moderately stressful due to the varying terrain. The trail is pretty easy but can be a bit treacherous in parts due to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Carlos, California
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Arlington, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Lassen and I wanted to hit bumpass hell. Unfortunately the trail was closed to allow the snow to melt. I wish I would have known. We did walk up and take photos from the rock which was fun. Also I recommend downloading the iPod audio tour. Lots of great information.

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bumpass Hell is listed as an easy hike but I would say it's moderately stressful due to the varying terrain. The trail is pretty easy but can be a bit treacherous in parts due to snow. Yes! There's still snow in Lassen in July! Highly recommend sturdy hiking shoes and hiking poles. The poles saved us where the snow met... More 

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Oak Ridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here in mid July and probably at least 50 percent of the trail was covered in snow! This might be a problem for some as it is very slippery, so I recommend wearing good hiking shoes or boots with good grip. The actual thermal area is very similar to Yellowstone, and it has the familiar rotten egg smell.... More 

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Denton, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a geological site to behold. I am so glad we visited the area because it reminded me so much of Yellowstone, which I had enjoyed a few years ago. I was so impressed with the views made by nature alone. Loved it.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Might be wise to call ahead of time to see if the attraction will be open or closed on your travel date. Bumpass Hell was one of the sites we were looking forward to seeing, but at the park's entrance we were told it was closed. Instead we continued driving to Sulphur Works. We got out of the car and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pictures I posted here are just a few hundred feet from the parking lot just off the main highway. What we saw here is similar to what you see in Yellowstone but in a much steeper setting. If you have small children make sure they don't wander away and get off the safe area. Stunning views from both sides... More 

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Walnut, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Beautiful views on the way to this geologic wonder! It was very foggy the day we hiked there, so we missed out on some of its beauty. But still worth the trip. We felt like we were in a Lord of the Rings movie, hiking in the mist.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

It reminds me of Yellowstone. Beautiful place with "rotten eggs smell". Great place to talk kids and talk about nature.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

A fairly easy 3 mile roundtrip to some beautiful lunar-esque landscapes. Hot mud pools, steaming fumerales connected via boardwalks. Very scenic, and not too busy like some of the other National Parks. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

The hike is relatively easy and I'm not in shape at all. The way back up is a bit steep but nothing a few breaks can't handle. We went early in the morning and had the place to ourselves. Blue pools and boiling mud pots and an other worldly landscape. Worth the few hours to get there and back.

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