Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 7, 2019

Bumpass Hell Trail Re-opens September 13

Lassen National Park

Bumpass Hell Trail to Re-Open Friday, September 13

The re-opening follows completion of improvements on the 1.5-mile trail between Bumpass Hell parking area and Bumpass Hell basin. The resulting trail is wider, smoother, and better designed to withstand erosion.

Hikers will see continuing rehabilitation efforts along the trail and within the basin. This includes restoration of an alternative 0.2-mile basin access trail and overlook enhancement. The second basin trail will remain closed until construction is complete and access to overlooks may be limited.

Bumpass Hell Trail Closure (through September 12, 2019)

To ensure the safety of both staff and visitors, the Bumpass Hell Trail is closed for rehabilitation. Please note the following:

  • The Bumpass Hell Trail is closed at the Bumpass Hell and Lake Helen parking areas (see the closure map below).
  • The closure area includes slopes above and below the trail to help prevent injury to visitors or staff from rockfall.
  • It is unlawful to enter a closed area; violators may be ticketed.
  • The Bumpass Hell Basin and boardwalk can be accessed via the 5.2-mile round-trip, Cold Boiling Lake Trail. Learn more here.

Start: Bumpass Hell parking area Round Trip Distance: 3 miles  Round Trip Time: 2 hours
Terrain: easy 300 foot descent  Elevation: 8000 feet


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