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Cinder Cone

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral, CA
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Here, you feel out of this world. It's an amazing place, you must go to the top and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Linda U
,
Bogota, Colombia
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Interesting formation and excellent vistas

The Cinder Cone was challenging climb because of the cinder but it was well worth it for the views... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Stumpy60
,
Rocky Mountains Usa
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mineral, CA
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Here, you feel out of this world. It's an amazing place, you must go to the top and enjoy the gorgeous sightseeings. Also, you can go down to the bottom of the cone, it seems hard but it isn't. Climbing the cone takes around half...More

Thank Linda U
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The Cinder Cone was challenging climb because of the cinder but it was well worth it for the views from the top. Lots of fun, don't miss it.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

The views from the top were great (Mount Lassen, lakes, painted dunes), and it was really cool looking down into the cinder cone. I have to say though, essentially all the elevation gain is at the end of the hike, up the cinder cone, in...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I recently hiked the Cinder Cone trail in Lassen. I believe this to be the most amazing hike in the park and one of the most beautiful ones I have ever done. It is off the beaten path. Take the road to Butte Lake which...More

Thank SKM3
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was our first visit to Lassen Park in more than two decades, and I've forgotten how beautiful this place is. This time we camped in the northeast corner of the park, near Cinder Cone. We were here over the Fourth of July weekend, together...More

Thank BordRestaurant
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The hike from the parking lot to the top of the Cinder Cone is about 1.6 miles but we ended up doing close to 5 miles if you consider getting to the top, going into the crater and coming down on the other side and...More

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The climb to cinder cone is not an easy one, even for grown ups - but the scenery from above is spectacular. Young kids might find it too difficult and the wind can be notorious (we had 40 knits gusts)

Thank Assaf M
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank alviemsw
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

PS: Not sure why Cinder Cone is wrongly listed in Mineral, CA. Cinder Cone is in the remote North Eastern section of Lassen Volcanic NP in the Butte Lake area. Mineral is town several miles outside the South Western entrance to Lassen VNP. This attraction...More

3  Thank sr325
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