Hiking

There are over 150 miles of trails in Lassen Volcanic and each one offers its own reward. Below is a selection of day hikes in the park. Information about additional trails including backpacking routes is available at park visitor centers.

The most popular hikes in Lassen Volcanic national Park include Lassen Peak, Bumpass Hell and the Cinder cones. However on this list you will find some great trail experiences.

Because of the damage caused by the Dixie fire in 2021 several trails area affected by the burn scar.

Dixie Fire updates – 2022

All Trails West of the Park Highway Were Not Affected
Many trails remain snow-covered, but are open to oversnow travel.

Most Trails East of the Park Highway Were Affected

Small sections of trail or damaged/destroyed infrastructure such as overlooks and boardwalks will be signed as CLOSED as conditions warrant. Significant closures will be noted on the trail conditions page.

Expected burn area hazards on all trails within the Dixie Fire footprint. 

Trail Rehabilitation in Progress

The park is prioritizing efforts to rehabilitate popular trails within the burn footprint as soon as possible. This includes completing repair/reconstruction of Kings Creek Falls overlook, Mill Creek Falls bridges, and the rehabilitating the 13-mile segement of the Pacific Crest Trail within the park.

Kings Creek Falls, Lassen National Park
Kings Creek waterfall in Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Publisher of Sierra Rec Magazine. An avid hiker and explorer of mountain lifestyle and adventure. I love to discover new trails, hike along rivers and hang a hammock along the shores of a mountain lake. I often great people on the trail and have found some of my favorite places from the advice of people I meet in the Wilderness. I love the sierra and just like sharing what I know.

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