Snowshoe Hikes Return to the Lassen Volcanic National Park

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID and wildfire, ranger-led snowshoe hikes are back at the Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Starting tomorrow at the Southwest entrance of the Khom Yah-Mah-nee visitor center, you can grab a free ticket and park-provided snowshoes to hike and explore the wild and wintry red fir forest off-trail. No experience is required; a ranger will help cover the basics of snowshoeing for you, and off you go.

The hikes cover one to two miles of what the park says is moderately strenuous terrain. The exact route can vary with snow and weather conditions. There are no ranger-led programs offered at the park’s northwest entrance (accessible from Hwy 44) due to the burn scar.

Hikes may be canceled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions, but you can call 595-4480 ahead of time to check on conditions or visit the park’s website. Tickets are available at the visitor center on the day of the hike.