Lassen Volcanic National Park Travel Guide

Lassen Volcanic National Park Sports & Activities

Lassen is a rugged adventurer's paradise, but be prepared for sudden changes in the weather: fierce thunderstorms sometimes drench the mountains, and blizzard conditions can develop quickly in winter. In summer, hot temperatures can make high-altitude hikers woozy.


Biking is allowed on park roads but not trails. Cyclists under 18 must wear a helmet. Skateboarding and rollerblading are prohibited. Outfitters...


The best place to fish is in Manzanita Lake, though it's catch and release only. Butte, Snag, and Horseshoe lakes, along with several creeks...


Of the 150 miles of hiking trails within the park, 18 miles are part of the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon, and Washington....

Horseback Riding

Drakesbad Guest Ranch. This property operated by the park's concessionaire offers guided rides to nonguests who make reservations. Among the...


You can try snowshoeing anywhere in the park. The gentlest places are in the northern district, while more challenging terrain is in the south...


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