Fodor's Expert Review Cinder Cone Trail

Lassen Volcanic National Park Trail Fodor's Choice

Though set in the park's remote northeastern corner, this is one of its most fascinating trails, as it offers views of a dazzling variety of volcanic features, including Painted Dunes, Fantastic Lava Beds, and Prospect Peak. It's a somewhat challenging undertaking, because the 4-mile round-trip hike to the cone summit requires a steep 845-foot climb over ground that's slippery in parts with loose cinders. For a better understanding of the geology along this hike, pick up an interpretive brochure at the trailhead or visitor centers. Moderate–Difficult.

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Boat ramp at end of Butte Lake Rd.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California  96063, USA

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