Climbed this beautiful peak when I was a teenager with our Boy Scout Troop. Worth repeating.
After climibing to the top of Cinder Cone and nearly passing out from exhaustion in June of 2007 I thought I was surely going to perish on the much higher Lassen Peak Trail. My climbing partner (Nephew David) assured me that this trail was easier than Cinder Cone and that I would be just fine. As usual he was right, although I did take is easy just to make sure. When the 87 year old granny passed me I threw caution to the wind and zoomed up to the top!
We took the tourist route after the short hke to Bumpass Hell. Wonderful day, stunning views to Mount Shasta.
great hike maximum payoff for effort. short but you'll still be winded at this altitude. trip report:
Took the tourist trail. I did it later in the day so there were only a few people on the trail. I wonder how many people don't go to the actual high point of this mountain?
3 times. Everybody can hike to this beautiful view.
With gas prices plunging to 3.40 a gallon here in Bend, I had to make the long drive to norcal to see what the area's all about. The mountain was a little cold and bleak; and there was a dense layer of haze from controlled burns that really limited the view. Neat summit area, if nothing else seeing the park made the trip worthwhile, and nearby brokeoff mountain is a great hike to combine with this one.
Nice hike and beautiful day.
Was at the summit at 8am before the hordes made their way up. Great views of Shasta to the north. Fun hike.
We did Lassen a few years ago and the views from the summit were great. The hike itself is not so nice; boring, a lot of people. It's an easy and fast hike.
Just me, Chris, and Dad.
Super easy hike, followed up with a hike and overnight stay at Ridge Lakes. I was kind of disappointed to see how crowded it was, must have seen almost a hundred people. Would be a cool mountain to come back and do in the winter.
Smoky and minimal views. Weird penis thing jutting out of the summit.
Lots of people coming down the trail. Not too many going up by the time we left (1:45 @ trailhead?). Half of our party bailed and made us late. Not too crowded at the top. Lots of haze and smoke from fires, but Shasta popped out for a few minutes! Should have yelled at ppl cutting switchbacks and feeding chipmunks but was too busy huff'n'puffin'
Climbed it several times, quickest was 52 minutes on the trail, longest was skiing in and slogging up the south face. Was to be a backcountry ranger after winter in Death Valley but got frost bite on 5 toes on Denali that precluded me from wearing any type of footwear for patroling the trails.
Hiked Lassen one day after success on Shasta in moderate snow. Visibility was poor, so I was disapointed to miss out on the views. Be sure to visit the true summit! It's a nice little scramble.
I climbed the south side twice in very windy conditions (up to 70 mph) Once with my dad at age 6, and once at age 7 with my direct family and my aunt and her friend.
On my third time, I climbed in may 07 in the snow. Fourth time, moonlight in august 07.
Failed to summit one month prior. Great day on the mountain summiting before 10 am and glissading back to the parking lot before noon. Why don't the NPS have the road open til the parking lot I do not know?
An epic ride!!!! After a 2 hrs hike up the road, which had way cool 20 ft snow walls, and trail we were on top. Then an awesome descent that was super sunny and slushy spring goodness. It did kinda suck hiking out, but otherwise well worth it.
Did a midnight/full moon snow ascent of the south face, finishing up on the trail just below the summit. Fantastic!