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We hike the trails of Lassen National Park and Caribou Wilderness.  Our maps are free to you, the hiker.


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Cinder Cone semi-loop

season:  June-Oct (snow Nov-May)

length:  5.1 miles

elevation gain:  1150'

elevation range: 6000-7000'

rules: Lassen National Park

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The classic cinder cone, barren, symmetrical, and composed of loose cinders spewed forth from a volcanic vent.

The trail becomes progressively more cindery as you approach the cone.  The hike up the cone is very steep, in loose cinders.  The view from the top is outstanding.

Can be hot on a summer's day; so try it in early morning or at sunset.