Lonely Planet Writer

Popular hiking trail reopens in northern California

A popular hiking trail in northern California has reopened, allowing visitors to make the climb up Lassen Peak, the world’s largest plug-dome volcano.

Lassen Peak.
Lassen Peak. Image by Roy Scribner / CC BY 2.0

The volcanic summit exploded 100 years ago, and it and the surrounding area were almost immediately created a national park, protecting the landscape visitors see today. The trail up to the 10,000-plus-feet summit had been closed for six years while repairs were made to it after the death of a young boy, but is now open again for visitors to enjoy the spectacular views. Read more: sfgate.com