I was off work from Fire Fighting in Redding and had nothing else to do so I went for a little hike. It was great.
The parking lot is at around 8300 feet, but unless you want to walk from Arcadia, or the park entrance, this road does alot of the work for you. The view of Shasta was nice, though succumbed to the usual summertime haze looking west/south. Cool and refreshing on to, though.
Hiked up with my 12-year-old daughter. Nice start, then she quickly decided it was too hot, too tiring, too boring. Finally bribed her with an offer to buy some Pokémon cards, which did the trick. Easy hike thereafter. She then wanted photos atop every high point on the peak, to make sure she had a picture "at the top." Of course, she still remembers this as the "Lassen Death March."
Skied from the summit! Trip Report
I was on a work trip in Lassen NP and it just so happened my birthday was that same week. So, as a present my supervisor let myself and the rest of my crew take half the day to climb up Lassen peak. The trail was surprisingly short and easy, and the views up top were spectacular! Afterwards my friends and I ran back down the trail. Later, after working the rest of the day, we drove into chico for some well-deserved food and beers. Not a bad b-day if you ask me!
I thought it would be a great climb with few people.
Instead, I ran into many people. The weather was good,
and the views were greater.
First time my father and I had summited Lassen Peak, and got it done on our first try! Great views from the top. It was cold and windy on the summit that day but it was still a great experience!
We stayed at Summit Lake South Campground the night before.
I love Lassen NP. Camped couple nights, had one of my most memorable campfires here. Lassen peak was a stroll, views were good; Shasta was cloudy and the valley was a full of smog. Glad to be were the air was fine.
Lassen NP is gorgeous. Took the quick & easy way up (Lassen Peak Trail). Windy as heck at the top but awesome views.
This was the last peak of our trip to the Cascades. It is a popular mountain with a nice trail and great view from the summit. We hiked to Bumpass Hell later in the day.
I always have been enchanted by the Lassen. It's one of California's best kept secrets. And it doesn't end with the park. I took my sister up the mountain. It was our first peak together. Now she wants to do Kilimanjaro. One day...
A really fun and pretty easy climb with a great view! The view was so good I felt spoiled because it was so short and accessible.
Busy trail but worth it to see those views at the summit.
The hike was fairly easy for being such a big mountain...and brokeoff was more enjoyable as my pal below said. But the views were INCREDIBLE!!
Much easier hike than I thought, great views. Not quite as fun as Brokeoff Mountain the day before.
I have wanted to climb Lassen since I was a kid. It was 70 degrees with a slight breeze in the parking lot and 55 degrees with 30mph winds on top. Fortunately, there is plenty of shelter at the summit - guess I should bring something warmer than shorts and a t-shirt next time.
My son, Curtis, and I hiked the trail from the parking lot to its end, then crossed the small ice field and scrambled the last few feet of talus on the north slope to reach the true summit.
Awesome jog/hike to the top in 48 minutes on my 48th birthday. Only 25 minutes down (even with a stop to talk) yes I flew ;-)...
Hiked with 5 others. Perfect conditions. Still patches of snow on mountain. Hiked up in tevas and trekking poles.