Summary: Hike through a beautiful meadow along Hot Springs Creek to Devil's Kitchen, an ugly but interesting hot bed of geothermal pools and mud pots. Far less crowds here in an isolated corner of Lassen park than at Bumpass Hell or Sulphur Works. As a side trip, go to Boiling Springs Lake (additional 2 miles of hiking).
Trailhead: From Chester, drive north on Feather River Drive (just east of Feather River bridge) for 0.7 miles. Turn left on Warner Valley Rd to Drakesbad for 15.7 miles to Warner Valley campground. Continue 0.2 miles past campground to the trailhead. The last couple miles is a rough dirt road. There is a $10 entrance fee for the park. (Lat:40.44348 Lon:-121.39728)
Trail Guides for Devils Kitchen Trail - Lassen Natl Park:
100 Classic Hikes in Northern California
by John Soares and Marc Soares (The Mountaineers)
75 Hikes in California Lassen Park and Mt Shasta Regions
by John Soares (The Mountaineers)
Best Seasons: Fall, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Lassen Volcanic Natl Park (530) 595-4444
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Leon Turnbull, who has posted 17 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by SS on 2/20/2011
Fun hike on the south end of CNM. Devils Kitchen is an impressive formation on the edge of a scenic canyon. www.hikespeak.com/trails/devils-kitchen-colorado-national-monument/
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