Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in the famous "Ring of Fire" and is home to many volcanoes as well as boiling lakes, mud pots, fumaroles and hot springs. This unique park will surely help you understand that geologic time includes Now! The Lassen National Park contains over 100,000 acres of wilderness and elevations reach over 10,000 feet. All four types of volcanoes that exist in the world are found in this park.
If you've ever wanted to hike close to an active volcano, then this is your trip! Lassen has plenty of hiking and backpacking opportunities. Day hike over black and red fields of lava rock that spread out for miles. Backpack through lush forests and camp next to a new lake every night. Climb to the top of a cinder cone where just 90 years ago the last eruption occurred! Never fear, for all is quiet now, and it's the perfect time to visit this wonderland which is covered in snow 9 months out of the year.
Try your hand at catch and release fishing, or look for black bear paw prints next to the lakeshore. Adventures in Lassen can span from a few days to a week or more. Lassen Volcanic National Park is a one-of-a-kind experience that unites the past with the here and now.