Lassen Volcanic National Park
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The main feature of Lassen National Volcanic Park is Lassen Peak which is a volcano. The peak was named after Peter Lassen who was one of the early western settlers of the area and a guide for later settlers on their way to Northern California.
We currently do not have any record of trailheads in this park.
Routes and Trails You Can Travel
We currently do not have any record of good routes in this park.
One of the popular trails is the Nobles Emigrant Trail. It was cut through the park area and passed Cinder Cone and the Fantastic Lava Beds. Before people used it for recreation, was used by early settlers of the area who were traveling west into California.
Climate and Weather
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Thousands of years ago, Lassen Peak was an active and erupting volcano. Many parts of Northern California are spattered with patches of rough land and terrain. That is a result of active volcanoes that would erupt and spew lava that is now the ground in many places.
Human history of the area starts with the rich culture and traditions of the native people who inhabited the land before western settlers arrived. Lasses Peak is a large part of the folklore and mythology of the native people's history.
Western settlers came to the area from a few different directions. Americans moving west in search of new homes and gold came to the area in large numbers throughout the 1800s. Lassen Peak was used as a landmark on their journey to Sacramento Valley.
One of the guides to the people moving west was a Danish blacksmith named Peter Lassen. Lassen himself came to the area in the 1830s.
There are many flowering plants at the park. Some of the common wildflowers include iris, spotted coralroot, pyrola, violets, and lupin.
There are many different trees, flowers and non-flowering plants at the park. The largest plants are the trees that make up the large mixed conifer forest. Some of the trees are Ponderosa, Jeffrey and Sugar Pines, White and Red Firs, and a few others.