Lassen Volcanic National Park Hosting Vehicle Free Weekend
May 8, 2014 by: Sharon Roberts
Lassen Park is inviting you to enjoy the main park road without the noise or hassle of motorized vehicles.
Bike Lassen Park free of motorized vehicles
Spring Bike Ride – Lassen Volcanic National Park
Highway 89 will open May 16th at 9:00 am for travel between the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and the Loomis Museum Plaza for non- motorized travel. This is a very special opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the 30 mile stretch of Hwy 89 within the park boundaries.
The road will be open to bicyclists, hikers, runners and park visitors that would like to walk their dogs along the road. You have the option of traveling the entire length of the road through Lassen Park or a shorter section.
Please share this information with your friends if you would like to see this become an official event each year at Lassen Park.
Terrain and Weather
Highest Paved Road in the Cascades
Be prepared for cool weather. Elevation range is from 5,900 feet near Manzanita Lake to 8512 feet at highest point of the road near the Lassen Peak parking lot. This is the highest paved road in the Cascades and part of the 500 mile Volcanic Scenic Byway. This is a summer photo, be prepared for snow on the side of the road.
Special Ranger-led Programs Saturday May 17th
• 1:00 pm: Are We Alone? Life Outside of Earth, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center Auditorium, 45 minutes
• 2:30 pm: Inside a Volcano, Sulphur Works, 45 minutes
Solar scope viewing will also be available throughout the day at Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center.
Need More Information
Stop in at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center or the Loomis Ranger station between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for more detailed information. You may also visit the park website at: www.nps.gov/lavo. Park Rangers can be reached at 530-595-4480.
If you need lodging or food please check with us at St. Bernard Lodge, we would love to see you.