The largest lava dome volcano in the world (Lassen Peak) can be found alongside shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, and composite volcanoes at Lassen Volcanic National Park. That’s all 4 types of volcanoes for those keeping score at home.
The area is visibly active: see boiling mud pots at Sulphur Works, find hot springs on the Bumpass Hell Trail, cool off with a walk past Lake Helen, admire the 30-foot Kings Creek Falls, or take a refreshing dip in Summit Lake.
Hiking to the top of a volcano on Cinder Cone Trail and the 5-mile round trip hike to Lassen Peak are both bucket list worthy. If you’ve got limited time, take a few hours to drive the 30-mile Lassen Volcanic National Highway for epic vistas, where many hiking trails begin.