Lassen National Park - the "invisible park" is in the northern part of the "Lost Sierras". The great combination of these two words in the same sentence, invisible and lost, often makes for relaxing free-of-crowds getaway destination, even on popular American holidays such as Memorial Day weekend in May and Labor Day weekend in September. Lassen offers a little bit of everything. You could bag Lassen summit by mid morning, hike to the sulfur … [Read more...]
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Mt. Lassen National Park is located in northern California north east of Red Bluff and south east of Redding. Lassen is about a 4 hour drive from Sacramento and about a 1 hour drive from Red Bluff. Highway 89 bisects the park and is the same road that winds along the spine of the northern Sierras all the way down to Lake Tahoe. From the town of Red Bluff take Highway 36 (the turnoff is about a 1/4 miles east of the city limits). This highway … [Read more...]
Admission to Lassen National Park is $20 per vehicle. Sometimes if it is late there are may not be attendants present at the park entrances and payment is on the honor system. The $20 entrance fee is good for 7 days, just don't lose your receipt. Those 62 of age and older can pay $20 a lifetime pass to National Parks (this is one of the best admission entrance fees out there!). Pets are permitted in the park but only if they are on a leash. They … [Read more...]
Bumpass Hell is a region of many hot mud pots, an area of geothermal activity. A trail leads from a parking lot in-between Sulfur Works and the Lassen Summit Trailhead. The trail to the sulfur works is about 2 miles one way. For the out and back hike - allow at least several hours. The trail is a good one. It begins fairly level and slowly climbs to a crest and then becomes somewhat steeper and drops down into a little valley where you will see … [Read more...]
For more information you can contact the park directly by writing. The address is: Lassen Volcanic NP P.O. Box 100 Mineral, CA 96063-0100 Phone Number (530) 595-4480 | www.nps.gov/lavo General Information www.fs.fed.us/r5/lassen Lassen National Forest website www.nps.gov/lavo Lassen National Park service website www.lassenparkfoundation.org a private, non-profit foundation that supports worthy projects in Lassen … [Read more...]