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Mount Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA 96088
+1 916-595-4444
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A Beautiful Sight

The snow covering the Volcano was beautiful. Although we could not get any closer due to snow road... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Marcos, California
Beautiful snow-covered mountain

The upper portions of the park are still snowed in, so the roads are closed. The parts we saw were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Henry A
Hays, Kansas
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This mountain is a beautifully rewarding hike for the novice.
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  • Average2%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The snow covering the Volcano was beautiful. Although we could not get any closer due to snow road closure. Most of roads closed until late July according to Ranger.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upper portions of the park are still snowed in, so the roads are closed. The parts we saw were beautiful. The thermal features make it a great destination.

1  Thank Henry A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately there was still 10-12' of snow in the higher elevations of the park so the road was closed part way up. We were able to still do some hiking and get amazing views of the mountain.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Early June and there was still snow up in the mountains, closing many of the sites and driving routes. Nonetheless, we visited the vistor lodge (nice film about the 4 different types of volcanoes in the park) the sulphur works, explored a fire devastated trail...More

Thank Ali Z
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Hiking to the summit of Mount Lassen (Lassen Peak) is a challenge but it is very rewarding as we had wonderful views along every step of the trail. Plus when we made the hike we were treated to dazzling displays of wildflowers and a few...More

22  Thank OhioHick
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The major road through park was closed as snow had already blocked the thoroughfare, however we were able to view the Visitor Center and take a short walk with our dogs. Refreshing, invigorating air worked our appetites for the evening meal. The dark clouds signaling...More

6  Thank AugustRunte
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had never really heard of Lassen National Volcanic Park until we were driving north along the California Sierras and there is was. While the park staff at the fancy new information centre at the south end (not the NPS best) were the most unhelpful...More

7  Thank 24travelnow
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Mt Lassen in August of 2016 and I was amazed at how few people there were in the park. For such a diverse and beautiful park it is, thankfully, under utilized! We did not see any wildlife but the park features were the...More

5  Thank Dallas S
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Chill is in the air, but afternoons are sunny and warmer. Bring long pants and a jacket. I tend to run hot, but a long sleeved shirt felt really good. Mountain is covered with snow and is in its glory. We drove, took tons of...More

6  Thank ourgrandpasattic
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lassen Volcanic National Park, probably one of the most interesting of our national parks, has been in our backyard practically the last forty years. I've visited the park numerous times during that time and still have not explored all of it. The recent improvements to...More

2  Thank John M
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Although fit and well traveled, my wife and I are in our 70's and have hiked in many of the Great National Parks. My wife is a good sport and is okay with hiking, but has a fear of small trails with dropoffs (a fear of falling). For her sake, how does this trail compare for her safety and peace of mind? Thanks for any help. Richard
6 March 2017|
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Response from serenasun32 | Reviewed this property |
The trails are not all wide. At points you have to stop when others are passing. No scary ledges to fall off & if she's willing she'll enjoy it!
Bart M
Would I be able to see the park in mid April, or is it mostly snowed in?
27 January 2017|
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Response from DeweyVA | Reviewed this property |
This year will be questionable due to the amount of snow we've received. You typically can get into the museum on the north side but the highway will likely be closed a couple miles in. There is a website for the park that... More