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Lassen Peak Trail

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 4.7 (46)

Run up to the top of an ancient volcano.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

65%

Runnable

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°)

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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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John Et

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  4.7 from 46 votes

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Photos

Lassen Peak.
Jul 6, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Forest Fire, observed from Lassen Peak.
May 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Looking down at the parking lot and Lake Helen as you climb up Lassen Peak.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
The side of Lassen Peak is made up of volcanic rock.  The large rock formations are called spines, formed when lab broke through the volcano's outer surface and pushed skyward.
Mar 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
Lake Helen, June 17 2020
Jul 16, 2020 near Shingle…, CA
The more you see, the plenty view
Apr 3, 2020 near Shingle…, CA

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