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    Top Spots in and near Lassen National Forest

    • Old Station, California

      Subway Cave Lava Tubes

      5.0
      0.65 mi / 33 ft gain
      The Subway Cave Lava Tube is located at Old Station in the Lassen National Forest. About 26 miles south of Burney, CA. If coming from the North, it is on Highway 89 (Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway) on your left right before Highway 44. If coming from Redding, about 60 miles away, you would enter th...
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    • Shasta County, California

      Magee Peak & Crater Peak

      7.19 mi / 2887 ft gain
      The trail to Magee Peak and Crater Peak makes for a fairly strenuous hike (mostly due to altitude). This USFS out-and-back trail has incredible views of the major peaks in the Northern California & Southern Oregon.  Take in a spectacular close-up of Lassen NP and great views of Shasta, Castl...
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    • Burney, California

      "Stand by Me" Bridge

      4.0
      The "Stand by Me" bridge is located in Northern California about 20 miles north of Lassen National Forest and two and a half miles (2.4 mi) from Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.  The bridge is approximately 7.5 miles north of Burney, CA. From the town of Burney, take Hw...
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    • Burney, California

      Burney Falls

      4.9
      0.97 mi / 82 ft gain
      Burney Falls can be seen right from the parking area, but this scenic loop is a great hike for all levels of hiking ability. Heading out on this trail will take you to the base of this 129 foot tall waterfall.  The Hike Burney Falls has a 1.3 mile loop trail that takes approximately 30 minutes ...
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    • Shingletown, California

      Manzanita Lake Loop

      4.0
      1.88 mi / 121 ft gain
      Manzanita Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Station, California.
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    • Shasta County, California

      Photograph Lassen Peak

      4.8
      Located in Northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park is an astoundingly beautiful, diverse, yet under-appreciated park in the national park system.Manzanita Lake, located at the northwest park entrance, holds the largest campground in the park, and affords a gorgeous, photograph worthy v...
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    • Shasta County, California

      Camp out at Manzanita Lake Cabins in Lassen Volcanic NP

      Deep in the Lassen National Forest is the beautiful and surprisingly one of the least visited National Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park. On the north entrance of the park, you will find the beautiful Manzanita Lake Cabins and Campground with the gorgeous blue lake in the foreground.  Getting ...
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    • Shingletown, California

      Hike the Chaos Crags Trail

      3.8 mi / 915 ft gain
      Manzanita Lake campground is located about 1/2 mile past the Northwest entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park.  The trailhead is located just before the campground sites about 0.1 mile off of the main road and marked with a sign (including a  map) and a few parking spaces.   The trail starts o...
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    • Burney, California

      Northshore Campground

      The name of the campground, Northshore Campground, speaks for itself. It's located on the northern side of Lake Britton, across the water from the main state park camping area. This is nice for us as it's easier to get a spot, and it's much quieter. Campground Reservations It's a PG&E campgr...
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    • Old Station, California

      Hike to Cinder Cone

      5.0
      4 mi / 846 ft gain
      Cinder Cone Trail For 1.2 miles, the trail gently slopes up through a forest. The Fantastic Lava Beds form a wall to your left. The Fantastic Lava Beds were formed by several eruptions of lava from Cinder Cone. The trail is mostly cinder erupted from Cinder Cone. Walking on cinder is similar to w...
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    • Old Station, California

      Hike to Snag Lake via the Cinder Cone

      12.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Start from the Butte Lake trailhead, off Highway 44 at the north end of Lassen Volcanic National Park. From the parking lot walk past the little boat launch and the trailhead is obvious in front of you.  Be mentally prepared to be walking in loose sand for most of this trip (and bring ankle or kn...
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    • Shasta County, California

      Devastated Area Interpretive Trail

      2.0
      0.5 mi / 16 ft gain
      Devastated Area Interpretive Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Old Station, California.
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    • Shasta County, California

      Seven Lake Loop in Lassen Volcanic NP

      11.54 mi / 1545 ft gain
      This hike is one of my favorites for when I only have a weekend to get my nature fix. To start off, visit either the Loomis Museum, Loomis Ranger Station, Butte Lake Ranger Station, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Warner Valley Ranger Station, or Juniper Lake Ranger Station and pick up a wildern...
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    • Montgomery Creek, California

      Hatchet Falls (Lion Slide)

      2.5
      About 45 min outside of Redding, California is this breathtaking waterfall, with being a relatively short hike makes it fun for all ages. The hike takes about 5 minutes from the road. Finding Hatchet Falls (aka Lion Slide) from the road are another story, with these falls not being marked anywher...
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    • Shasta County, California

      Summit Mt. Lassen via the Northeast Face

      5.0
      8 mi / 4000 ft gain
      This route is perfect for those with some mountaineering skill looking to challenge themselves on either a long day climb (10-12 hours) of one of California’s most iconic peaks.  1: The approach (1500 feet of elevation gain) For the best chance of summiting, start very early, around 2-4 am. Most ...
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    • Shasta County, California

      Lassen Peak

      4.4
      4.66 mi / 1936 ft gain
      One of my personal favorites and a hidden gem of California that keeps circling my mind is the Lassen Peak Trail. Don't let the trail map (2.5 miles one way) deceive you and make you think this is a short trail. The elevation gain is is 2000 feet from the parking lot to the end of the peak. The a...
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    Camping and Lodging in Lassen National Forest

    Hat Creek
    Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

    Hat Creek

    Butte Lake
    Old Station, California

    Butte Lake

    Butte Lake Group
    Old Station, California

    Butte Lake Group

    Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins
    Unnamed Road

    Manzanita Lake Camping Cabins

    Summit Lake North
    Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

    Summit Lake North

    Summit Lake South
    Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

    Summit Lake South

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Lassen National Forest

    The perfect 3-day road trip through Lassen Volcanic National Park & Crater Lake National Park

    The perfect 3-day road trip through Lassen Volcanic National Park & Crater Lake National Park

    Gwyneth and Amiana Manser

    Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park in 360 Degrees

    Explore Lassen Volcanic National Park in 360 Degrees

    Shana Nunez