Hiking up Cinder Cone in Northern California

Cinder Cone is a cinder cone volcano in east of Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in Redding, Northern California within the United States. It is located about 10 miles northeast of Lassen Peak and provides an excellent view of Brokeoff Mountain, Lassen Peak, and Chaos Crags. (Wikipedia.)

A group of hikers and I took a Saturday to conquer the black sand hill that will take you to Cinder Cone. It was challenging because you must hike up to more than 6,000′ and it feels like you are walking vertically. Challenging but fun, and highly recommended!

After the pictures below, I’ll tell you how to get there. Enjoy!

How to get there:

If you are coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, put Redding in your GPS. Redding is a city about three hours north of Sacramento on Interstate 5. Once in Redding, take State Route 44 east towards Lassen County, and put Cinder Cone in your GPS. You’ll make a right from SR44 into the forest and find plenty of parking before embarking in an equally fun and challenging hike. Plan for a full day out and about. Start early and bring plenty of water and have a jacket. It can get cold in that area. #Outdoors

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