Backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park with Wild Beginnings Adventure Co

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of least visited of California’s nine national parks, especially for people in Southern California. I hadn’t gotten a chance to spend much time there myself, so when my friend Wendy from Wild Beginning Adventure Company invited my wife and I to explore for three days, we jumped at the […]

Kings Creek Falls: 40 Foot Waterfall in Lassen National Park

Located right in the middle of Lassen National Park the trailhead to Kings Creek Falls is a great place to explore the backcountry of the park with only a small amount of hiking. It follows a creek downhill the whole way to the waterfall, so it is easy on the way down but remember it is […]

Subway Cave: Old Lava Tube in Lassen National Forrest

This subway cave, outside of Lassen National Park, is one of the largest, easily accessible lava caves in the world. It is literally a two-minute walk from the parking lot to the entrance and doesn’t worry, even if you are claustrophobic like me, you should do OK in this cave as it is wide open […]

Lassen National Park Attractions: Hikes, Lakes, Caves and Geothermal Areas

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of California’s most underutilized, due mainly to its location in Northern California, but it is also one of its most beautiful. This park has everything from volcanic summits to geothermal areas and waterfalls. It is a must visit in California and here is a collection of the things you […]

Hiking Bumpass Hell: Lassen Volcanic National Park

When exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park and hiking Lassen Peak we decided to also hike Bumpass Hell, one of the parks most well-known attractions. Bumpass Hell was named after Kendall Vanhook Bumpass who stumbled on this area in the late 1800’s while he was hiking. It is named Bumpass Hell because he fell in one […]

Hiking Lassen Peak: Lassen Volcanic National Park

I have always wanted to hike Mt. Lassen in the Lassen Volcanic National Park (part of the Cascade Range), so we made it a point to make the trip to the park over Labor Day Weekend. We headed out for the hour drive from Red Bluff and made it to the park around 8 AM […]