Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park by Joshua Hawley via Shutterstock.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, in California, offers a spectrum of volcanic landscapes, from fumaroles to lava tubes. It’s a hotbed of geothermal activity set in a picturesque setting.

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Fast Facts

State(s): California
Area: 106,452 acres (430.80 km sq km) – 40th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: -Lassen Peak summit – 10,457 ft (3,187.30 m)
Lowest Elevation: Hot Springs Creek – 5,275 ft (1,607.82)
Date Established: August 9, 1916
Annual Visitors: 446,291 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Susanville, California

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

  1. Exploring the hydrothermal areas like Bumpass Hell
  2. Driving the scenic park highway
  3. Snowshoeing with ranger-led tours in winter
  4. Fishing in the park’s lakes and streams
  5. Joining evening ranger talks at campgrounds

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Lassen Volcanic National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Lassen Volcanic National Park

After hiking and exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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