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Otherworldly, such a unique little mountain

Wouldn't have come across this hike if not for my wife who can't get enough of volcanoes. I'd never... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Berkeley, California
Great hike, tough slog up the cinder cone but great views at the top.

I hiked the cindercone on 8/14/18. It was a 4 mi.+, easy to hard (the portion up the cindercone... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Peter K
Hurricane, Utah
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Wouldn't have come across this hike if not for my wife who can't get enough of volcanoes. I'd never even seen a cinder cone in person, much less climbed on top of one. The drive takes a while on dirt road, but you get to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

I hiked the cindercone on 8/14/18. It was a 4 mi.+, easy to hard (the portion up the cindercone) hike and took me about 3 hours. The first part of the trail wanders through the forest at the edge of a lava field (the lava...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Lovely walk around the cone towards (not using the steep and soft walk from the main Forest walk in the North) - walk around and explored the painted dunes first and than hiked up from the South. Gravelly path is not too deep and more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Most websites would say this is a four mile round trip hike. We started from the parking area next to trailhead, hiked up to Cinder Cone's rim, walked around the rim once and walked down to the crater and back up, and returned to parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SKY478
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The walk up the cone is steep and on unstable ground, it is tiring and energy sapping - do not give up, the top is round the first and only corner and worth the climb. Go early to avoid the heat and crowds

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018

After spending the night at Manzanita Lake, we drove around to the northeast side of Lassen National Park to get a view of Cinder Cone. It's pretty much out there on its own, and we had to drive about 5 miles on a dirt road...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Morgan C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you're visiting in the summer like most people, try to get there in the morning so that you're back to your car by noon. There's no shade for the climb and at the top. And the heat gets absorbed by the black rock. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We did the trail a week ago, because of the Carr fire, the sky was smoky. Bring enough water and better have tracking poles ready. Strong wind on the top, but the view is rewarding.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank miaoleiz
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Absolutely amazing. I don't know where to start. The cinder cone itself is shockingly awesome. A 700 ft high geometricly perfect cone volcano. The trailer beside is feet and relatively difficult. But if you take your time you can make it. I saw little kids...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 7,268
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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