Lassen Volcanic National Park
is a gorgeous (but one of the lesser visited) national parks in California. It had just 519K visitors in 2019, compared to 4.59M for Yosemite.
The park is located in
about a 3-hour drive from Sacramento
Reno is the nearest international airport.
Home to breathtaking scenery at every turn, Lassen makes for the
perfect road trip in the summer
, when the road through the park is fully open.
are a star attraction in Lassen Volcanic National Park: fumaroles, mud pots, boiling springs, and more.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to all
four types of volcanoes found on Planet Earth:
cinder cone, lava dome, shield, and composite.
hike to the summit of Lassen Peak
, the highest point in the park, or go boating on beautiful
The views of the
colorful Painted Dunes
are incredible from the challenging
Cinder Cone Trail
Kings Creek Falls
is a 40-foot cascade, framed by greenery. It is one of the best
in Lassen Volcanic NP.
You will find many beautiful
alpine lakes in Lassen Volcanic NP,
many of them close to the park highway.
wildflowers, wildlife, and birds
as you explore Lassen Volcanic NP.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is also home to some of the
darkest night skies
in the state. It is a great place to see the
If you are looking for a
summer national park trip
without the crowds, Lassen Volcanic National Park is definitely worth considering.
to start planning your Lassen Volcanic National Park trip!