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mountaingazelleCinder Cone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017


The main road in Lassen was still closed so I decided to come to this area of the park. Did the loop around to see the painted dunes too.
Posted Nov 14, 2017 1:58 pm

96avs01Dayhike with Propect Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2017


Plenty hazy, but view of Fantastic Lava Beds lived up to their name.
Posted Aug 26, 2017 2:35 pm

Jesus Malverdevia Dog Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2017

Jesus Malverde

Over the years I picked off the various peaks from Chaos Crags down to Brokeoff, but I'd never felt much inclined to hit Cinder Cone. My mistake. This little peak is very cool and I should have done it years ago. The summit crater reminded me in an odd sort of way of the crater rims of Popocat├ępetl and Cotopaxi. If you haven't yet hiked it, get out there and get some; a very interesting view in California.
Posted Jul 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Will NewcombNorthern Trail (Standard)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2016

Will Newcomb

Day 3 of our troop's Lassen Backpacking trip took us from Swan Lake to Butte Lake with the iconic Cinder Cone as a pit stop. Once we reached the Northern junction, we stripped our packs and eagerly raced up the steep slope. It only took 12 minutes for me to get to the summit, and the we also spent time exploring the inner crater. It's such a surreal experience and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime hike.
Posted Aug 22, 2016 1:49 am

Larry LavertyStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2013

Larry Laverty

Made the trip early enough to have the top to meself for a long while. Then one by one, two by two, others came,and I realized what a popular destination this place is. Glorious views of Mother Nature's handy work.
Posted Sep 4, 2013 1:16 pm

labglovesTo view Solar Eclipse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012


Summited at the end of a short backpack through the area (Rainbow, Twin, Swan, Horseshoe, and Snag Lakes). We stayed for ~ 3 hours on this interesting summit to view the solar eclipse (Peak 6:30 PM)
Posted May 21, 2012 11:06 am

smurfer10/10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011


My "Moon" guidebook (which I think is usually pretty accurate on the scenery rating) has this down as an 8/10, but its better than that.
Posted Jan 4, 2012 7:55 pm

cdogfun slog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1991


Hiked up Cinder Cone with my Scout Troop (232) back when I was in my early teens. Fun hike; I remember two steps forward, one step back.
Posted Jul 19, 2011 12:11 pm

MiroslavaI did it myself!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011


Well, almost... It was too hot. My father had to carry me for two short stretches. Amazingly, my new freind Heidi, who is only two and a half, did walk the whole way to the top!
Walking down into the crater was fun. I liked playing with big rocks, which seemed heavy but were not heavy at all.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 1:03 pm

Linda BretonUnique hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

Linda Breton

Fantastic views and powerful winds. The cinder material of the trail makes for a quick descent.
Posted Jun 7, 2011 4:41 pm

OOGsurreal landscape  Sucess!


The painted dunes were most impressive
Posted Jan 27, 2011 11:53 pm

Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


length 5.3 mi, elapsed time 2h 48m
Posted Aug 10, 2010 8:48 pm

David NaylorIncredible location.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

David Naylor

Slow going up the trail due to cinder rocks....incredible views of this volcanic wonderland! Photos: http://www.meetup.com/SuperFab/photos/400946/
Posted Jul 27, 2010 2:01 am

mrchad9Great geology  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002


Drove around to the cinder cone the day after Lassen Peak. Great views of Lassen, Painted Dunes, Lava Beds... makes me wish I was a geologist...
Posted May 9, 2010 3:07 am

Rinat ShagisultanovHiked with sons  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Hiied up after an overnight backpacking with 5 y/o and 13 y/o sons. The younger one made it to the top in his own. Strange and beautiful place. Running down on the cinder path is funny.
Posted Dec 15, 2009 10:53 pm

jclasellLearning curve  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007


This mountain was great for teaching me about the effects of elevation and the result of climbing in the afternoon. The deep gravely substance that makes up Cinder Cone made it very hard to climb. This combined with hot afternoon temps made my ascent less than enjoyable; however, when I reached the top the feeling of success far outweighed any hardship. This is a beautiful day hike that is a must do for anyone visiting Lassen. Might I suggest a 2-3 day backback trip in from Summit Lake ranger station.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 5:00 pm

selinunte01Wonderful Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2000


We summited Cinder Cone during a wonderful hike around Snag Lake and Butte Lake. Traversed the Painted Dunes as well. Strange, impressive landscape.
Posted Jan 29, 2009 11:46 am

WallylongridgeCinder Cone Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008


The first day of fall. What a view. Not a soul around. Wonderful!
Posted Sep 24, 2008 11:37 am

k2linkGreat hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008


34 sixth-graders, 1 teacher, and 8 chaperones from John Morse Waldorf Methods School in Sacramento, climbed to the top on a gorgeous day. Many explored the inner crater as well. What a stunning view.
Posted Sep 13, 2008 4:33 pm

Little Mountain GoatAge five and six  Sucess!

Little Mountain Goat

i first climbed it when I was five, my dad carried me some on his shoulders. We descended the back trail through the lava beds.

I climbed it again when i was six. this time, my dad didn't carry me. we also visited the crater, which was just like climbing the mountain again when coming out. descended back side again.
Posted Jun 13, 2008 11:07 am

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