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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
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/Second Level RegionShasta (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     Lassen Peak at SummitPost.org
     Lassen Peak at ListsOfJohn.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Shasta, CA by Ron Tagliapietra
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Shasta, CA by Peter Maurer
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Shasta, CA by Adam Helman
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Shasta, CA by Matt Worster

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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 USA CoHPs (Rank #146)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #138)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #43)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #41)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #9)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #49)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #193)
     California County High Points (Rank #13)
     California Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #7)
     Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks (Rank #44)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #49)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #11)
     Western States Climbers Emblem Peaks (Rank #86)
     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)
     1999-09-09 by Don Gilman
     2007-07 by David Kensiski
     2007-09-03 by Scott Cockrell
     2007-09-08 by Tracy Englebrecht
     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
     2012-09-29 by Julie Ann Gregg
     2013-09-02 by Joseph Esparza
     2014-07-06 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2014-10-08 by Brad Stemm
     2015-05-10 by Tarush Bali
     2015-05-31 by Scott Greco
     2015-06-07 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2015-06-23 by Mark Smith
     2015-06-23 by Austin D. Smith
     2015-09-15 by Mike Jay (GPS Track)
     2016-06-20 by Chad Williams
     2016-07-09 by Marcus Sierra (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (470 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).
Web Map LinksAcme Mapper   MyTopo   Gmap4   TopoQuest
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5229 ft/1594 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5229 ft/1594 m
  Line Parent: The Juggernaut
  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
    ILP Map Links:
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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
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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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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a snow angel seen from top of Mt Lassen (2015-07-27). Photo by Walter Blume.
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My Dad and I on the summit celebrating our 16th summit on our quest to summit the 20 major cascade volcanoes! (2015-06-23). Photo by Austin D. Smith.
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