Summit Lake to Echo Lake in Lassen

Summit Lake to Echo Lake in Lassen

Summit Lake to Echo Lake in Lassen

Summit Lake to Echo Lake in Lassen

A 4.5 mile out and back hike to Echo Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Start at the Summit Lake Ranger Station, take the short trail to Summit Lake and then follow signs to Echo Lake.

Hike starts at: 40.498228, -121.42711. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Lake Merced; McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls); Fallen Leaf Lake)

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Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Four and a half mile out and back hike from the Warner Valley area of Lassen Volcanic National Park to the Devils Kitchen.

Hike starts at: 40.442054, -121.393882. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Abrigo Valley; Glen Park Canyon; Adobe Creek)

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Lake Helen

Lake Helen

It's three quarters of a mile round Lake Helen, not really worth doing unless you're waiting for someone to finish paddling...

Hike starts at: 40.467433, -121.508604. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Bernal Hill; Mariposa Loop; Point Reyes - Tomales Point)

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Bumpass Hell

Updated on Friday, July 31, 2020

Bumpass Hell

Bumpass Hell

Third time lucky - Bumpass Hell was open for my third trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's a three mile out and back with great views and of course a whole bunch of geothermal features at the end. The trail winds gently up to Bumpass Hell where there is a steep and surprisingly slippery descent (and an alternate route back up for a very small loop at the end of the trail). Very glad to have finally hiked it.

(Previously: Lassen Star Trails)

Hike starts at: 40.465403, -121.514653. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Mariposa Loop; Point Reyes - Tomales Point; Lands End)

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Storm builds over Lassen Peak (Timelapse)

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Lassen Star Trails

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Star trails from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A timelapse two ways shot from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park (the second time I've visited and the second time that Bumpass Hell has been closed). First a regular 4K timelapse looking up from the campsite:

The second version is the same footage in HD where each frame is the cumulative maximum pixel value of all the frames up to the current frame (so it builds in star trails as the video runs):

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