Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Bumpass Hell is located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Use our Lassen Volcanic National Park trip maker website to arrange your visit to Bumpass Hell and other attractions in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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  • My first hike at Lassen and the first time for me seeing Yellowstone-esque features. Definitely a must-do. It has nice views at the beginning of the hike, and the destination has really neat color com...  more »
  • To view these thermal springs & mud pots you have to hike 1.5 miles on what was at times a difficult mountain trail. The only other place like this in the US is at Yellowstone National Park. My wife w...  more »
  • I wouldn't call Bumpass Hell incredible or beautiful but it's definitely unique and interesting. The effort it takes to arrive is just about right for what you get to see. It's a pleasant hike with ni...  more »
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  • Beautiful trail. Recommended season May-November.
  • 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.
  • A really nice, not to crowded hike to some hot springs and mud pots. Great experience for the whole family.
  • 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.
  • 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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