Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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  • July 21, 2017
    stop that's worth, to stretch his legs, it makes a nice walk there and back to get in volcanic area. The walk on the runways that you prefix to get close to the sources
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  • April 18, 2017
    The road is bumpy and narrow. Partially uphill, sometimes downhill. The landscape is fantastically beautiful. At the end of a steep path waiting again downhill to the actual attraction. The path should not be underestimated, because you have to go back again. You should have definitely water present. The trail offers little shaded areas.
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  • March 8, 2017
    We were sooo looking forward to doing this hike but we didn't get to do it. We were here at the end of July and the trail was closed due to snow...in July. Crazy! Anyway, we want to go back so we can ...  more »
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  • March 6, 2017
    Beautiful trail. Recommended season May-November.
  • May 4, 2016
    This is an absolutely amazing place inside Lassen Volcanic National Park. The place is not reachable by vehicle, and a short and easy hike is required. Bumpass Hell is at the end of the trail and easy to spot due to the many steam vents and strong smell of hydrogen sulphide. There's a catwalk over all kinds of interesting volcanic vents and boiling mud ponds and visitors should be safe as long as they don't step out of it.
  • September 28, 2016
    A really nice, not to crowded hike to some hot springs and mud pots. Great experience for the whole family.
  • August 20, 2016
    What an incredible place to visit. It might be a little more strenuous than some of the guides give it credit, but it's well worth the extra effort.
  • September 30, 2016
    Like a little Yellowstone in California. It's an easy hike and doesn't take much time. Did it as a warm up for Lassen Peak and it was great!

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Where to stay in Lassen Volcanic National Park

You have no shortage of options for camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The park contains about 400 sites spread out over eight developed campgrounds, some of which offer amenities such as flush toilets. The sites sometimes fill up on the weekends in summer, so try to arrive early on Friday if you don't have a reservation. The park also provides structured accommodation in camping cabins at Manzanita Lake and a lodge, cabins, and bungalows at Drakesbad Guest Ranch. A handful of lodges and cabin-style resorts sit in the Mineral Area. The town of Chester on the south side of the park offers a mix of inns, motels, lodges, camps, and outdoors-oriented resorts in a tranquil setting beside Lake Almanor.
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