A key highlight of a visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park is the short hike to Bumpass Hell. The area took its name from Kendall Vanhook Bumpass, a hunter/cowboy/prospector who is said to have discovered the area in 1864 while looking for stray cattle. As the story goes, Bumpass broke through the thin crust and burned his foot on his first visit.
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Thinking about tackling Lassen Volcanic National Park’s iconic trail, the Lassen Peak Trail? Test your stamina with the much shorter Ridge Lakes Trail not far from the Kohn Ya-mah-nee Visitor Center just inside the park’s Southwest Entrance.
Astute observers, and wide-ranging park travelers, easily identified this week's Mystery Photo as the seismograph station at Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.
Bring us your knowledge of the National Park System, travelers, and grow the Internet's first-ever crowd-sourced approach to the ultimate national park guides.
There’s a sense of place in the West. It flows from endless stands of lodgepole pines, glades of aspen tinged gold by the season, horizons that spread the sky wider than you’ve ever noticed. Spend a little time here, and it seeps into you. It’s the distant bugle of a bull elk, a band of pronghorn darting across the open range, the chortling flock of sandhill cranes, southbound, high overhead. They all fill your senses with the West as it’s always been, as it always should be.
If there's no other hike you do at Lassen Volcanic National Park -- and hiking to the park's roof atop 10,475-foot Lassen Peak is not for everyone -- the nice walk to Bumpass Hell is the one to do.
Focusing on the night skies will be the star attraction this weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California when the park's Dark Sky Festival is held.
With the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act being marked this year, the National Park Service has been producing a number of videos in celebration of that legislation. This video, guided by the poetic musings of some of our most enlightened thinkers, explores the many moods of the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California.
Summer can pose a difficult problem for national park travelers: Where do you go and what should you do? Traveler’s Facebook audience had some great ideas for family hikes in the parks, and we’re happy to share them with you.
The federal government, while acknowledging no wrongdoing, has settled for $3.5 million a lawsuit brought by a family whose 9-year-old son died in an accident at Lassen Volcanic National Park.