Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking and Backpacking Trails - Backpacker

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park is an explosive park; its central volcano, the plug-domed Lassen Peak, is one of two Lower 48 volcanoes to have erupted in the last century. 

Hikes in Lassen Volcanic National Park show you the true magnitude of our once molten world. Our go-to is the Rainbow-Snag Lakes Loop, a veritable geology-101 for the hiking-inclined. Other trails in Lassen Volcanic National Park lead you alongside various volcanoes and geothermic features. Many hikers pass through this California park as they complete the Pacific Crest Trail.