It took us a while to drive to this part of Lassen Volcanic Park but the time spent in the car and on the dirt road was well worth it. The hike to Cinder Cone starts through a nice forest area, alongside Butte Lake and great piles of lava rock on a surface of black sand that varies from not... 更多
From the trail head you walk through about a mile of relatively-flat terrain to the base of the Cinder Cone. Climbing up to the top of the cone from the base took about 30 minutes, while coming down took less than 10 minutes. Definitely wear some hiking shoes as you are hiking on loose volcanic debris (pumice-like stones) and you... 更多
One must hike up a cinder cone in Lassen to get an expansive view of the unique cinder cone area in the park. The hike is pretty tiring since it is essentially like walking on sand. There is no shade on the hike, so be prepared with lots of water!
We chose the Cinder Cone hike because many of the other peaks still had significant snow on the sides in early July, and required crampons to ascend. One downside to hiking the Cinder Cone is the long drive up Hwy 44 to approach the NW corner of the park, followed by a 6.5 mile drive along a washboard dirt road... 更多
To reach both Cinder Cone and Lake Butte Campground you could come from the intersection of 44 and State Highway 89, drive east on 44 for 11 miles and then drive 6 miles on an unpaved gravel road. This part of the park does not connect with the rest of the park, so plan your drive according to when you... 更多
An amazing view of the Painted Dunes can only be seen from a 2 mile hike from Butte Lake and a 700 ft up the Cinder Cone. Very tiring hike but also worth it!
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Where else can you climb up and then down into a volcano cauldron. Cinder cone last erupted some 300+ years ago. Walking to the top - think uphill on a beach with deep sand. The views are amazing and worth the effort. the back side of cinder cone is a bit steeper than the front (the side you come to... 更多
We camped in Lake Butte Campground. It took forever for us because of five years old. You have to walk, quite shady trail. If you have a young children leave early morning and let them rest and stop. You will need their energy to climb the cone. My five years old doesn't have a problem to climb, she stopped for... 更多