Lassen Volcanic Park is one of the most popular national parks for its stunning landscape. If you are an adventure seeker Lassen Volcanic is the perfect destination for you. The park also has a clear view of the starry night sky. Because the park does not have light pollution. This makes it a great destination for star gazers, astronomy lovers. Here we have mentioned the top places that you shouldn’t miss in Lassen.
Mount Lasse also known as Lassen Peak. It is one of the major attractions of Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range of the Western United States. Mount Lassen is one of the best places in the park, stunning mountains, flower-filled meadows, steaming fumaroles, and the striking volcanoes for which the park is named.
Manzanita Lake is the centerpiece of the park, you also get to see the lake in most of the photographs. From the lake you get to capture Lassen Peak’s reflection in the lake’s water.
Manzanita Lake has a large campground with over 179 sites and a 1.6-mile hiking trail which makes it a perfect spot for families, RVs, and trailers. You also get to experience activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and ranger-led programs.
Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking Trails
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the most loved destination by hikers. The park offers trails for all levels of hikers from short trails to challenging trails. The park has 33 trails ranging from 1 to 32.9 miles. The most popular trails are:
- Brokeoff Mountain Trail
- Ridge Lakes Trail
- Chaos Crags Trail
- Manzanita Creek Trail
- Reflection Lake Trail
Bumpass Hell is a 3 miles trail that provides access to the largest hydrothermal area in the park. The trail is open only in the summer and fall. Hiking through the trail is risky. Make sure to follow the safety instructions which the park provides. The trail has a limited number of shades. It is recommended to bring a hat and carry water. Make sure to stay on established trails and boardwalks around the basin.
Sulphur Works is a 0.4 mile trail located near Mineral. The trail features a forest and is good for all skill levels. Sulphur Works is easily accessible which is near to the park’s main road. The Sulphur Works had a long history before it became a part of the park. An Austrian businessman started a Sulphur-mining operation in 1865, but demand for sulphur slowed. Then it was turned to tourism. “Supan’s Springs” for hot mineral baths which attracted many.