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Alternative approach to Bumpass Hell that provides great views of the entire area.


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8,318' 2,535 m

High

8,188' 2,496 m

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Up

131' 40 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Geological Significance · Views

Family Friendly This easy approach provides great views of the Bumpass Hell area, allowing kids to see the area before they get walk on the boardwalk. You can see the steam coming out of the various cauldrons.

The area can be closed in Spring due to snow. Check in with the park service before hiking down the Bumpass Hell Trail.

Need to Know

There are no facilities down at Bumpass Hell, so make sure that you use the restrooms in the parking area and have plenty of water and food for the hike.

Description

As you descend the Bumpass Hell Trail, there's an alternative trail that breaks off to the left at the 1 mile mark and descends down into the Bumpass Hell area. The trail provides great views of the whole Bumpass Hell area as you approach the boardwalk. The trail starts on a singletrack dirt trail before it turns to the right and descends a series of steps and boardwalks toward the Bumpass Hell Boardwalk. Its a short alternative to the main Bumpass Hell Trail.

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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#890

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#9,724

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Photos

View of the Bumpass Hell area from the Frying Pan Trail.
Sep 28, 2020 near Shingle…, CA
A look at the boardwalk as it passes through Bumpass Hell.
Mar 26, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
A views of the hills that drain into Bumpass Hell.
Mar 26, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Bumpass Hell.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Devil's Kitchen Trail
Nov 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA

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