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!
Though the views were nice, this was a hot, dusty slog.
A bit crowded on the trail. The summit was well worth the short, relatively easy, scramble.
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."