Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen

We entered Lassen Volcanic National Park from the northwest entrance at Manzanita Lake. After visiting the museum, we drove on the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway to the Devastated Area. A half-mile loop trail uses audio to enhance the informational signage relating the impact of the volcanic activity in 1915. We then drove to the Summit Lake Trailhead which is where the highway is closed. We hiked about a mile, circling the lake that is at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Then we returned to the entrance area and hiked about a mile around Reflection Lake where we were gifted with a reflection of this impressive mountain. Because of the Park’s highway closure, we decided not to drive more than 140 miles one way from our campsite in Hat Creek to enter the southwest entrance.

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