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Lassen Peak Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,005' 611 m
Descent: -26' -8 m
High: 10,451' 3,186 m
Low: 8,472' 2,582 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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Hike up to the top of an ancient volcano.

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Check the Lassen Volcanic National Park website for seasonal closures.

Description

While only 2.5 miles each way, this trail has a 2000 ft elevation gain. Starting at 8000 ft near the parking lot, you start off with a steep climb that continues relentlessly from there until you get near the top. Then the trail turns into a very steep climb to the summit at over 10,000 ft.

The trail is well marked so you won't have much chance of getting lost. It is a very popular trail with plenty of traffic. It's almost entirely exposed with only a handful of partially shaded areas. It would be in your best interest to come up to Lassen a day or two before to get acclimated before attempting this hike.

Flora & Fauna

Rocks, lots of rocks.

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Sep 21, 2019
Anthony Murphy
5mi — 3h 30m
Sep 9, 2019
Sue Cook
Sep 2, 2019
Sean K
9h 30m
Aug 12, 2019
David Scott
Jul 4, 2019
JP T
Mar 17, 2019
Matt Fleming
Oct 26, 2018
carlos plaza
Oct 23, 2018
Dörthe Ge

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  4.7 from 40 votes

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Stunning views from al the way up here!
Aug 10, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Lassen Peak.
Jul 6, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
The Lassen Peak Trail as it leaves the parking lot. The trail switchbacks and starts climbing more steeply after the first turn.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Forest Fire, observed from Lassen Peak.
May 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
The side of Lassen Peak is made up of volcanic rock.  The large rock formations are called spines, formed when lab broke through the volcano's outer surface and pushed skyward.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Looking down at the parking lot and Lake Helen as you climb up Lassen Peak.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA

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