Lassen Volcanic National Park Sights

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

This 185-mile scenic drive begins in Chester and loops through the forests, volcanic peaks, hydrothermal springs, and lava fields of Lassen National Forest and Lassen Volcanic National Park, providing an all-day excursion into dramatic wilderness. From Chester, take Highway 36 west to Highway 89 north, which within the park is called Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway, or Lassen Park Highway. Upon exiting the park at the north, follow Highway 44 east and then south to Highway 36, on which you can head back west to Chester. Parts of this route are inaccessible in winter.

Sight Information


Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA


800-427–7623-CA Highway info service; 530-595–4480-Lassen Park visitor center

Published 07/06/2016


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