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Geological Significance · Views · Wildflowers
The trail up the cinder cone is very steep and unconsolidated, so expect to get things in your shoes if you try to run it!
Pass the main access to the cinder cone (Cinder Cone Trail N. Access
). A short time later, turn left onto the trail that seems to circle the cinder cone.
Run around the cinder cone, then turn left up its eastern/southeastern flank. The trail is steep, cinder, and less maintained than the trail up the northwestern flank.
Once on the rim, run along the outer rim (0.6 miles) for outstanding views of Mt. Lassen and the surrounding colorful cinder fields. Or, run around the inner rim (0.5 miles) for an in-crater experience without needing the stamina required to reach the bottom.
There is also a trail to the bottom of the crater (0.1 miles one way), but be prepared to run back up the very steep trail!
Shared By: Anne Travels