Lassen Volcanic NP: Mill Creek Falls

Hike: Mill Creek Falls
Where: Lassen Volcanic National Park
Trailhead: Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Length: 3.6 miles
Gear: Outdoor Research Turbine Shorts, Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee, Ahnu Sugarpine Waterproof Boot and Boreas Topaz 25
Cost of Parking: Free

After finishing up the Mt. Lassen hike before 9am in the morning, I decided that I had enough time to tackle one more trail and see one more sight in the park. The trailhead starts at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and descends rapidly into conifer forest. The trail dodges in and out of patches of red fir trees all the way to the falls.

Unlike the cascading Kings Creek Falls, the Mill Creek Falls have a more majestic drop, tumbling over cliff and down into a canyon. However, due to its location, hikers get to admire the falls from an overlook instead of up close and personal. The Mill Creek Falls trail leads you up and over the falls, allowing hikers to watch the water drop down beneath them.

From the falls, the trail will take you out to Bumpass Hell, Cold Boiling Lake, and beyond.

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