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blueBlack Lassen Peak Trail

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2.5 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
65% Runnable
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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Run 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 run.

Flora & Fauna

Rocks, lots of rocks.

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Jul 22, 2018
Lee L'Oste-Brown

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  4.7 from 34 votes

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