Bumpass Hell

Lassen Volcanic National Park
3.0 miles300 feet elevation gain
Overview
Multicolored volcanic landscapes are viewable in this unique area of the park
Description

Bumpass Hell is the largest discharge from the Lassen hydrothermal system. Water bubbles up from the ground and creates quite a spectacular multicolored view due to the minerals in the water. The start of the hike contains a few great overlooks into the mountainous Sierra Nevadas. Soon enough, you'll descend into the hydrothermal area, where you're required to stay on the boardwalks.

Directions
  • Start at the Bumpass Hell Trailhead parking lot.
  • Continue along the trail away from the road when you get to Lake Helen
  • When you smell sulfur (the smell of rotten eggs), you'll know you're close
  • Stay on the boardwalks and explore the region as your leisure
  • When you're ready, retrace your steps back
Entrance Fee
$20.00
Trail Type
Out and Back
Other
Recommended
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Directions
Trailhead
40.466°, -121.514°