Cycling Mt. Lassen National Park North
Ride 16.5 miles, gaining 3,056’ at 3.4% average grade.
This ride begins at the northern route into Lassen National Park (est. 1916, 106,452 acres; ~500,000 visitors per year). Mt. Lassen is the largest Lava Dome volcano in the world.
This is the easier of the two Lassen ascents – the grade is mild throughout, never exceeding 7.5%. As can be seen from our Lassen North slideshow, we travel through heavily forested terrain for nearly all of the ascent. The view opens towards the top of the climb and we have good views of the Cascade Mountains surrounding us, although the southern ascent offers the more epic views during the climb. The roadway is excellent on this side of the mountain, and traffic is mild and moves at a very safe speed – this is a safe climb.
Being resourceful when your are riding 32+ miles round trip without provisions.
Lassen Peak as seen from mile 11.7 looking northwest
Winter treks up Lassen North
Lassen in September and June (bottom right)
View down at the hairpin at just before the finish.
Thank you Bruce and Stacy.
PJAMM Cycling’s Taylor Hocket
Fastest Known Time Lassen Bike Ride North + Run to Summit, August 6, 2020.
Ride 16.5 miles gaining 3,056’ at 3.4% average grade.
Run 2.4 miles gaining 1,770’ at 15.2% average grade.
PJAMM ambassador John Berude and friend Mark Cato - Duathlon
Ride Lassen North and South - 44 miles gaining 4,100’
Hike-Ski 6.15 miles
John’s Strava log:
“So smooth after last weekend’s storm!! The stars of the show were the Linty Goodness/Shirteater couloirs, the Happy Trail, and the Lovehandle! SE face was smooth and decently soft by midday despite strong cold NE winds. Snuck in what were probably the last descents this year for the couloirs and most of the S side lines... it’s going fast.”
 In volcanology, a lava dome is a circular mound-shaped protrusion resulting from the slow extrusion of viscous lava from a volcano. Dome-building eruptions are common, particularly in convergent plate boundary settings. Around 6% of eruptions on earth are lava dome forming (Lava Dome).