Lassen Peak, California

Prominence: 5229 ft, 1594 m

Elevation: 10,457 feet, 3187 meters

True Isolation: 71.37 mi, 114.86 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 10,461 ft / 3188 m
SubpeaksLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point (10,400 ft/3170 m)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)40° 29' 17'' N; 121° 30' 18'' W
40.488165, -121.504966 (Dec Deg)
626705E 4483015N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionShasta (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Lassen Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #49)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #147)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #49)
     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #8)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #138)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #146)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #9)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #49)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #41)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #43)
     California County High Points (Rank #13)
     California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #7)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #49)
     Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks (Rank #40)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #11)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #193)
     U.S. National Park High Points (Rank #16)
     California County Prominence Peaks (Rank #8)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs (Rank #40)
     Chico Hiking Association Peak List (Rank #1)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)
       Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes (Smoot)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1982-08-21 by Frederick Johnson
     1990-09-28 by Eric Kassan
     1992-08-21 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     1995-09-08 by Michael Fabbrini
     1997-08-24 by Eric Kassan
     1999-09-09 by Don Gilman
     2007-07 by David Kensiski
     2007-09-03 by Scott Cockrell
     2007-09-08 by Tracy Englebrecht
     2008-10-18 by Caleb Morris
     2009-06-09 by Terry Wheeler
     2010-01-17 by Chiky De Las Torres (Unsuccessful)
     2011-07-01 by Peter James (GPS Track)
     2011-09-05 by Ryan Courtney
     2012-06-30 by Steve Drewniany (GPS Track)
     2012-08-30 by Vic Hanson
     2013-08-26 by Patrick Kirchmann (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2013-09-02 by Joseph Esparza
     2014-07-06 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2014-10-08 by Brad Stemm
     2015-05-31 by Scott Greco
     2015-06-07 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2015-06-23 by Austin D. Smith
     2015-06-23 by Mark Smith

View ascents of peak by registered members (378 total)

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Lassen Peak is either the southernmost peak in the Cascade Range or a northern sentinel of the Sierra Nevada--take your pick. Here is it considered part of the Cascade Range, last in a line of tall volcanoes that starts with Mount Baker in Washington.

Lassen Peak was more famous prior to 1980, when the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington robbed it of the distinction of the most recently active volcano in the contiguous United States. Signs of the 1914 eruption of Lassen Peak still linger, and it would surprise no one if it erupted again soon.

The area surrounding the peak is a National Park, and a very steep hiking trail climbs 2500 verical feet up the ash and pumice slopes to the summit crater area. If you don't use this popular trail, the entirely rotten volcanic rock on the mountain makes any other route a dangerous and miserable idea that is very rarely undertaken.

The volcanic moonscape of the summit crater (1992-08-21).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5229 ft/1594 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5229 ft/1594 m
  Line Parent: Excelsior Mountain-North Peak
  Key Col: Beckwourth Pass    5228 ft/1593 m
Isolation71.37 mi/114.86 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Shastarama Point  (NNW)
Isolation Limit Point: 41° 22' 51'' N; 122° 11' 37'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: California Cascades
Range5: Lassen Peak Area (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Highest Point)
Topo MapLassen Peak O40121d5 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 8463 ft/2580 m
Vertical Gain: 1994 ft/607 m
Distance (one way): 2.3 mi/3.7 km
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On the summit of Lassen Peak. Photo by Aaron Walker.
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Mount Lassen Summit (2014-05-23). Photo by Shawn Burrell.
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Me and Eric at the top! (2007-07-28). Photo by David Kensiski.
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