There are many things to do in Lassen National Park besides hiking. It is a perfect place for camping, swimming and stargazing.
The best time to visit is summer (July to September). However, since it is so far up in the Cascade Mountains and blanketed in snow most of the year, it is often impassable by car during winter months.
Lassen is one of the few national parks that does not receive a lot of tourists. While it is a popular spot with hikers, it does not attract the same numbers as other national parks like Yosemite.
There are many different kinds of hiking in the park including waterfall hikes, gorge hikes, and scenic trails. There are also a few unique hikes that are a little more adventurous but will reward you with amazing views of the park.
You should also check out the hot rock that was ejected from Lassen Peak in 1915, a several-ton chunk of volcanic matter that you can touch. It is a great way to get a feel for the volcanoes that make up Lassen National Park!
The volcanoes in Lassen haven’t erupted in years, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t bubbling just beneath the surface. There are mudpots, steam vents and boiling lakes that are easy to see in the park. You can also take a guided tour of the park’s geothermal areas, including Sulphur Works hydrothermal area. The tour is very informative and the guides are very helpful!