Lassen Volcanic National Park - Bumpass HellVolcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (Highway 89)
Mineral, California 96063
As the largest hydrothermal area at Lassen National Volcanic Park, Bumpass Hell is not to be missed when you visit. The steaming pools that release steam as well as the smell of sulfur make you feel like you're on another planet. It's an eerie but exhilirating feeling to walk along the boardwalk while enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of Bumpass Hell.
We've provided some pictures for you to check out but this is one of those cases where pictures don't do justice to the beauty and awe that you'll experience when you visit.
How to get there:
Bumpass Hell is located near the southern entrance of the park. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead (usually). Check out the map for exactly where to go.
It's a 1.5 mile hike to Bumpass Hell and a beautiful one at that. At a minimum, good tennis shoes would be comfortable for the hike although hiking boots are recommended. For your safety, stay on the boardwalk and follow park rules when visiting.
Other things to do in the area:
Check out our section on Lassen Volcanic National Park for other fun things to do while you're there.
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