California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of California’s most underrated parks. Join me today for 10 can’t miss stops inside this remarkable place.
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Start at Sulphur Works, the most easily accessible hydrothermal area in Lassen. Stroll the sidewalk for close views of boiling mud pots & steam vents.
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Then head to Lake Helen which was named for Helen Tanner Brodt, the first woman to climb Lassen Peak back in 1864.
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Sitting at 8,200 ft above sea level, this alpine lake offers spectacular views of Lassen Peak...the trailhead to hike to the top is only a mile away.
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One of my favorite lakes, Emerald Lake, is located just off Highway 89, a 1/3 of a mile west of Lake Helen. This small lake was shaped by a glacier.
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The 3 mile hike to Bumpass Hell is one of my favorite trails in the park. The Big Boiler here is the hottest and largest fumerole in the park.
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Make sure to visit the Devastated Area Trail. The giant boulders that landed here show how devastating the 1915 Lassen Peak eruption was.
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Hike Kings Creek Trail to the waterfall or enjoy a leisurely afternoon strolling Kings Creek Meadow.
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Stop by the historic Loomis Museum & Visitor Center. Built in 1927, this Museum offers great park history, including the seismograph building.
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Lassen has no shortage of beautiful lakes. Located by the park’s northwest entrance, consider a stop at neighboring Reflection Lake or Manzanita Lake.
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BONUS STOP - Just 30 miles north of Lassen Volcanic National Park you’ll find Burney Falls, one of California’s most stunning waterfalls.
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Thanks for joining me at Lassen Volcanic National Park...check out my other National Park Jumpropes and my travel guides at FlyingDawnMarie.com
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