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The scenic drive over the mountain ridge is one of the best in the USA. Terrific views in all directions and lots of places to stop and take a walk. Take lots of photos and enjoy. This whole area is worth a week of exploring...More
I have wanted to go to lassen since I received my first big piece of rainbow obsidian from the lassen volcano area. As a geologist, I have longed to make the trip here and it did not disappoint. Beautiful drive, so many different geological format...More
Ranger told us this is becoming a very popular park. Get here before it becomes over crowded. October was a perfect time for us, very little people. This place is like a mini Yellow Stone. The volcanic mud, steam, & sulfur was amazing.
There is a lot packed into this less well known of the National Parks. There are active thermals, history of a volcano eruption that was only 100 years ago, and it is beautiful. We took a short hike around Manzanita lake in its fall colors....More
I’d never heard of Lassen until I was researching our road trip, but so glad we came. We drove in at Lake Manganita and drive through the park - the expected one hour drive actually took the best part of the day. There’s so much...More
This is an extraordinary place to explore with many waterfalls a lot of hiking trails! There are ample camping sites as well as kayak and cabin rentals near Manzanita Lake. Great fun for the entire family,
Despite the neighboring fires all across California, the lassen park was refreshingly clear of smoke. I live that it is not nearly as crowded as Yosemite. The dark sky festival was amazing, a must see. Lassen park has some of the darkest sky in the...More
It is totally out of the world. I was skeptical to go alone there and after having hardtime finding a group tour, I somehow found a 3 day tour. It is an amazing place to visit and I would highly recommend it as a family...More
Honestly, I know Mount Lassen has a lot to offer. It is beautiful. I remember going as a teen and hiking the mountain, visiting the devastated area, etc. For some reason, though, on this trip it felt like we were only able to drive to...More
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You need to check the weather reports in the area and the National Park website - they keep up-to-date alerts on any road closures (or trail closures) due to weather or rehab. The weather is a little unpredictable there, so... More
You need to check the weather reports in the area and the National Park website - they keep up-to-date alerts on any road closures (or trail closures) due to weather or rehab. The weather is a little unpredictable there, so you'll have to check before you go.
I'm planning a trip to the park in mid-November (14-16th) for a birthday and want to know the feasibility of hiking and getting around. I'll be tracking the weather, but would love some suggestions as to what typically to expect in terms of snow around that time. I'd love to be able to hike Mount Lassen, Bumpass Hell, and walk Manzanita Lake. Will 89 be closed? Is it not even worth making the trek to the park? Many thanks!
October 27, 2015|
Keep an eye on the park website and Caltrans road conditions. Lassen has one of the longest winter seasons of any of our national parks, and after the first major snow, Hwy 89 closes from the north to south park entrances. It may reopen in May, June, maybe even early July, depending on conditions. Once it closes, you can usually get to Sulphur Works on the south end (a fascinating spot, but it's no Bumpass Hell) and maybe Manzanita Lake on the north. IINM, Loomis Museum closes for the...More