Summary: The trail to the summit is a short steep climb filled with different color rock formations created by Lassen's volcanic heritage. It's an easy enough hike that a four year old can hike it as was the case with my daughter in the fall of 2002. Be prepared for wind as it was a very windy day on my trip! As always bring a camara, preferably one that works (see link below)!
For more details and photos visit my website The Backcountry: Lassen Peak.
Trailhead: From Interstate 5 at Red Bluff, head east on Highway 36 for about 50 miles. Turn North on Highway 89 and travel about 5 miles to the park entrance. Be prepared to pay an entrance fee of $5. Continue up the road for about 7 miles. the trailhead parking lot is on the right side of the road. The Trail head is at the far end of the lot. (Lat:40.488 Lon:-121.505)
Trail Guides for Lassen Peak:
by Tom Stienstra & Ann Marie Brown (Foghorn Press)
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Lassen Volcanic National Park, (530) 595-4444
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Mike Matenkosky, who has posted 18 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Carol on 1/30/2009
First time to do such a hike, will get a little breathless and take longer to tie my shoelace, but the view is awesome and can see the snow-capped Mt.shasta from a distance.
Reviewed by Ray on 8/12/2005
very nice, would hike again hehehehhehehe
Reviewed by Alan on 2/24/2005
I can vouch for the wind as you make your way up along the ridgeline. In late summer you should start early if there ia any possibility of thunderstorms - the peak stands in isolation. All in all a good first "big" mountain with every possibility of a successful climb to build your enthusiasm for more serious peaks.
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