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Lassen Peak Trail

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Hike up to the top of an ancient volcano.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

10,451' 3,186 m

High

8,472' 2,582 m

Low

2,005' 611 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs No Dogs

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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.

Contacts

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John Et

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 53 votes

#30

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  4.7 from 53 votes
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#4

in California

#30

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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 final ascent to Lassen Peak
Mar 11, 2022 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 steep ascent to Lassen Peak
Mar 11, 2022 near Shingle…, CA

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Aug 29, 2022
Stirling Trayle
It's a relatively constant grade so it's pretty easy to set your own pace to enjoy the views and the mountain. Bit of a short scramble to the top. 5.2mi — 2h 32m
Aug 1, 2022
Seamoose Campbell
5 hr total 5mi — 4h 15m
Jul 31, 2022
Tom H
Jun 30, 2022
Zachary Troyer
Jun 29, 2022
Karyn Cassello
May 28, 2022
Vianni Garcia
Jul 5, 2021
Tilman Giese
Jun 17, 2021
Mike G
A few areas with snow, but easily done without traction devices.