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Bumpass Hell

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
+1 530-595-4480
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Amazing hike and spectacular sight

This was the main activity we undertook in the Lassen Volcanic Park. We parked the car and then... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
MAR-AM-UK
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London, United Kingdom
Nice hike

It was a very nice walk but a little bit long from the upper parking lot. If you can park in the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
bambooo11
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london
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A 1.3-mile walk from the main road will bring you to this geothermal area with boiling mud and hissing blowholes.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mud pots” (20 reviews)
“parking lot” (19 reviews)
“thermal area” (11 reviews)
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was the main activity we undertook in the Lassen Volcanic Park. We parked the car and then took the trail along the side of the valleyside,over the rocks and then down into the hot boiling mud and gas bowl. It really is an amazing...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It was a very nice walk but a little bit long from the upper parking lot. If you can park in the parking lot at the lake, you can spare one quarter of the walk. If you are coming from the upper parking lot, you...More

Thank bambooo11
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The hike to bumpass hell is nice but not recommended for strolleys and elderly since it can be a little steep at some places. The location itself is nice but somehow disappointing since quite small. This is even more true if you have already seen...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

In the visitor center, this was advertised as the best hike for us to do with our three young kids. We had fun, but it turned out to be more difficult than advertised, and as frequent visitors to Yellowstone, the hot pots were pretty underwhelming....More

4  Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

My first hike at Lassen and the first time for me seeing Yellowstone-esque features. Definitely a must-do. It has nice views at the beginning of the hike, and the destination has really neat color combination (light blue water, light colored sand...very photogenic). We always start...More

Thank truelw13mak
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

To view these thermal springs & mud pots you have to hike 1.5 miles on what was at times a difficult mountain trail. The only other place like this in the US is at Yellowstone National Park. My wife who was 1 month removed from...More

1  Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I wouldn't call Bumpass Hell incredible or beautiful but it's definitely unique and interesting. The effort it takes to arrive is just about right for what you get to see. It's a pleasant hike with nice views along the way. I found the information along...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

It's about 3 miles round trip. It's a little up-and-down, like most hikes, but nothing too up or too down. Saw people of all ages on the trail. I did it in 1 1/4 hours. That was at a fairly decent pace but also included...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Bumpass Hell is like a mini-Yellowstone if you will. The trail has some portions that you have to ascend/descend but it isn't steep and is one of the "easier" trails at Lassen. It is definitely worth the time to go and see. It is a...More

Thank pamelamurphy180
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Worth the hike - about 1.5 miles to get to the thermal area and all on good trail. We hiked early in the morning to beat the crowds and had the area to ourselves.

Thank margaret s
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Renu S
31 August 2016|
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Response from ferrah04 |
No. Bring a carrier if you have a baby / toddler. Trail may be challenging for young kids. But definitely worth it!
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Renu S
31 August 2016|
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Response from journeys2remember | Reviewed this property |
Not advisable to take a stroller on this hike. Trail is rocky, exposed to about 200 feet drops on several stretches and the last leg of the trail has smooth powdery and hence slippery sand and is a steep downhill to the... More
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