Our friend, Margaret,
calling her hubby from the top. "I made it, hon!"
Climb to the top of a volcano with spectacular views of the Sacramento Valley, hundreds of
miles of forests & lakes, and beautiful snow-capped mountains. Mt. Lassen is a 10,500
foot high volcanic flume with hardened lava flows, craters, & outcrops. The
hard, flat trail starts at 8,500 feet & zigzags along a 15% grade for 2.5 miles to the
top, taking about 2 hours. Water, sunscreen & appropriate clothing are
essential. Beware of altitude
Length: app. 2.5 miles (5
round trip) - 4 hours total up & back
Elevation: 8,500 to 10,500 feet
Permit: None - National Park day-use fee charged
Information: Lessen Volcanic National Park (530) 595-4444
Water: Carry own
East on Hwy 44 , 46 miles to Park entrance at Hwy
89. Southeast to trailhead parking lot (follow signs).
Follow trail 2.5 miles to summit.