OverviewLassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The mountain is named for B.F. Loomis who photographed the eruptions of Lassen Peak between 1914 and 1917. There is nothing particularly outstanding about this peak except that it makes for a nice day hike in the heart of Lassen Park and has up close views of the west side of Chaos Crags, Lassen Peak, Eagle Peak, Pilot Pinnacle, Mt. Diller and Brokeoff Mtn.. To the north is an expanse of mountainous forested rolling terrain that includes the Crater Peak massif with Mt. Shasta on the horizon at 70 miles.
From the south entrance/Emerald Lake: From Interstate 5 turn east on Hwy. 36 at Red Bluff. Go 44 miles east to Hwy. 89. Turn left (north) and go 4 miles to the Lassen Park entrance. Continue another 5.4 miles to Emerald Lake on the left. Hike west up to the ridge and drop down to a small hanging valley. Then hike northwest through forest to the saddle below the southeast slope of Loomis Peak at 1.5 miles from Emerald Lake. Take the slope to the summit at about .5 miles staying to the right to avoid dense chaparral. This east side approach is the shorter and easier of the two.
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