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Lassen Peak Trail

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 4.7 (53)

Run up to the top of an ancient volcano.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

65%

Runnable

10,451' 3,186 m

High

8,472' 2,582 m

Low

2,005' 611 m

Up

26' 8 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

38%

Max Grade (21°)

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Check the Lassen Volcanic National Park website for seasonal closures.

Description

While only 2.5 miles each way, this trail has a 2000 ft elevation gain. Starting at 8000 ft near the parking lot, you start off with a steep climb that continues relentlessly from there until you get near the top. Then the trail turns into a very steep climb to the summit at over 10,000 ft.

The trail is well marked so you won't have much chance of getting lost. It is a very popular trail with plenty of traffic. It's almost entirely exposed with only a handful of partially shaded areas. It would be in your best interest to come up to Lassen a day or two before to get acclimated before attempting this run.

Flora & Fauna

Rocks, lots of rocks.

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Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 53 votes

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Lassen Peak.
Jul 6, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
The final ascent to Lassen Peak
Mar 11, 2022 near Shingle…, CA
Forest Fire, observed from Lassen Peak.
May 9, 2016 near Shingle…, CA
The northeastern slop of Lassen Peak
Mar 11, 2022 near Shingle…, CA
Smoke from the Dixie Fire blanketing the southern part of Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mar 11, 2022 near Shingle…, CA
The steep ascent to Lassen Peak
Mar 11, 2022 near Shingle…, CA

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Oct 9, 2021
Justin Johnsen
Ran into my turnaround time an hour before sunset at 9,500 ft elevation, then was treated with the sunset shadow on this amazing day! 4.3mi — 1h 27m
Jul 22, 2018
Lee L'Oste-Brown