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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral, CA
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Challenging but very rewarding

From the trail head you walk through about a mile of relatively-flat terrain to the base of the Cinder Cone. Climbing up to the top of the cone from the base took about 30... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
alviemsw
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the trail head you walk through about a mile of relatively-flat terrain to the base of the Cinder Cone. Climbing up to the top of the cone from the base took about 30 minutes, while coming down took less than 10 minutes. Definitely wear some hiking shoes as you are hiking on loose volcanic debris (pumice-like stones) and you... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

PS: Not sure why Cinder Cone is wrongly listed in Mineral, CA. Cinder Cone is in the remote North Eastern section of Lassen Volcanic NP in the Butte Lake area. Mineral is town several miles outside the South Western entrance to Lassen VNP. This attraction should be listed in Lassen Volcanic NP, in place of (or merged with) the Fantastic... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tough climb up the loose gravel/lava to the top of the cinder cone. The view from the rim looking out at the Fantastic Lava Flow and the Painted Dunes is wonderful. The interior of the cone is fascinating as well.

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Thank schota1
Tel Aviv, Israel
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The difficult climb is very rewarded after reaching the top that offers 360 vista and a great acievment.

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Willits, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Butte Lake Campground and was super please with the facilities. Beautiful Lake and Cinder Cone and the painted dunes were breathe taking!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

One must hike up a cinder cone in Lassen to get an expansive view of the unique cinder cone area in the park. The hike is pretty tiring since it is essentially like walking on sand. There is no shade on the hike, so be prepared with lots of water!

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We chose the Cinder Cone hike because many of the other peaks still had significant snow on the sides in early July, and required crampons to ascend. One downside to hiking the Cinder Cone is the long drive up Hwy 44 to approach the NW corner of the park, followed by a 6.5 mile drive along a washboard dirt road... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

To reach both Cinder Cone and Lake Butte Campground you could come from the intersection of 44 and State Highway 89, drive east on 44 for 11 miles and then drive 6 miles on an unpaved gravel road. This part of the park does not connect with the rest of the park, so plan your drive according to when you... More 

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

An amazing view of the Painted Dunes can only be seen from a 2 mile hike from Butte Lake and a 700 ft up the Cinder Cone. Very tiring hike but also worth it!

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Sunnyvale, California
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This attraction's location is marked incorrect on tripadvisor map. I don't see a way to make corrections (tripadvisor hope you seeing this). Please search on google maps for accurate location, don't get misguided!

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