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Area: Lassen Volcanic National Park   

State: California    Elevation: 8,500 ft

Lat: 40.4748809*   Long: -121.5056991*

*Lat and long disclaimer

What's Near Lassen Peak Trail?
(miles) 10 20 30 40 50

Getting There

The trailhead is located at the Lassen Peak parking area.

A rock slide along the trail had occurred in early June 2009. Similar rock structures exist along the top half of the trail.

The integrity and safety of the trail is compromised and extensive trail work needs to be completed before hikers can be permitted. Work is expected to be completed by summer of 2010.

Lassen Peak Trail


Spot Comments:


  • The Lassen Peak trail is a very steep, switched-back trail that gets lots of travel in summer.  There are good views of the surrounding volcanic park and Mt Shasta from the often crowded 10,400 ft summit.

  • Posted by Dughlas Stiubhart on Mar-19-2010

  • If you are into adventure, the summit of Lassen makes a worthy ski trip when conditions allow. The south entrance is open to the old ski lodge parking and chalet in the winter giving access to ski or snowshoe trips off of the unplowed road to Sulpher Works, Lake Helen, and beyond for all ability levels. Remember, winter can be a great time to visit uncrowded National Parks!

  • Posted by ski3pin on Mar-24-2010

  • Ski3pin is correct, the Lassen Peak Trail is much less crowded in winter. I've put up some pics of our ski trip, our camp at Lake Helens, and our snow-climb to the top.  The winter views are great!

  • Posted by Dughlas Stiubhart on Mar-30-2010

  • I agree with the above. on the park in general. I have only hiked to the top once but it was an experience my father and I will never forget. We just took our daughter up this last winter and for a little one just learning to walk she had a lot of fun.

  • Posted by john101477 on Jul-16-2010

  • Most of the info on here has not been updated recently.

    The Lassen Peak trail has been completely rebuilt and is in excellent condition. Currently the road to the peak is still closed due to snow but should open within a month for cross park travel.

    Spring Skiing is awesome right now with lots of snow still and warm daytime temps.

  • Posted by Fish on May-30-2017



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