Lassen Volcanic National Park Is Only 10 Minutes Away!
Lassen Park is located approximately 10 minutes from Highlands Ranch Resort and offers over 150 miles of hiking, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing trails for visitors of all levels of ability. Discover the effect of Lassen Peak’s last eruption (1914-1917) on the accessible trail at the Devastated Area, explore Lassen’s largest hydrothermal area on the Bumpass Hell trail, or spend the day climbing Brokeoff Mountain and enjoy its spectacular panoramic views. Lassen Volcanic National Park is truly one of the most astounding places to explore in North America. Hikes in the park range from easy to strenuous and provide exploration of peaceful mountain forests to dramatic bubbling volcanic mud pots and fumaroles. Please note that winter conditions often persist late into the summer months, and many trails are not snow free until June or July. Ask us about our box lunches or wine and cheese basket for you to take with you on your adventure!
Visit the park website or call (530) 595-4480
Guided Park Adventures
Meet up with our neighbors in Mineral for an adventure in Lassen National Park and enjoy the comfort of Highlands Ranch before or after your experience. What better way to unwind and recover than with heated bathroom floors and a hot tub? A cold beer and our amazing fried chicken after 3 nights of camping in the snow? Yes, please! Founded in 1996 by professional guides with a passion for getting people outside, the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC), leads adventures in Lassen National Park and across the globe to create memories that last a lifetime for our participants. With the OAC, you’ll experience amazing terrain, go places you might not go on your own, learn new skills from professional guides— all in a fun, welcoming community environment. Experience the great outdoors with other outdoor adventurers and make your experience count!
Outdoor Adventure Club
See the stars like you’ve never seen them before with a one-of-kind experience with experts from Star Chaserz. Their mobile viewing setup provides an opportunity to look deep into the dark skies above Childs Meadow in a fun and unique way that will bring you closer than ever to faraway worlds. Follow our social media sites for scheduled events. The mission of Star Chaserz is to promote public awareness, education, appreciation, and preservation of one our most precious and often overlooked natural resources—the “Night Sky”.
Horseback Riding (Mid-May through September)
Take a horseback ride along the outskirts of our beautiful meadow with dramatic views of Lassen Park. Mountain Air Stables offers half-hour rides ($55 each) and one-hour rides ($75). Book online at Mountain Air Stables or call (916) 297-0814.
Fishing in the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area
Many stream and river tributaries flow through this area. Some of the favorites streams available in the area include the Feather River, Bremmer Creek, Mill Creek, Deer Creek, Warner Creek, Goodrich Creek and Susan River. Explore on your own or contact our local fishing guide, Ben Williams, who would be happy to take you to one of these great spots so book your trip with him at fishdogoutdoors.com or we can contact him for you.
45 miles of fishable water starting just below the Hanna Ranch on Highway 172. Catch and release only. Only artificial bait and barbless hooks. Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout. Steelhead and Salmon during spawning season.
Miles of fishable water. Starting at Highway 32 and the base of Childs Meadows. Live and artificial bait is okay. Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Crosses under Highway 36 just South of Highlands Ranch Resort. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Live and artificial bait. A small stream but close and convenient.
Crosses under Highway 36 just below Mineral. 40 miles of fishable stream that flows into to the Sacramento River. Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Brook Trout. Live and artificial bait.
25 miles away but a beautiful lake with large Rainbow Trout and Bass.
Is a 50-mile river accessible in many parts of Lassen Volcanic National Park and flows into Lake Almamor. Rainbow Trout throughout the river. Steelhead and Salmon can be found starting at the headwaters.
Water Sports and Recreation in the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area
Nearby Lake Almanor is one of California’s largest man-made lakes, with 52 miles of shoreline. It provides good year-round fishing and other forms of recreation. Surface temperatures during the summer rise to about 75 degrees, making the lake ideal for a variety of water sports. Rentals at Lake Almanor include Paddleboards, Kayaks, Canoes, WaveRunner jet skis, bicycles, fishing, pontoon, patio and ski boats. You can contact us directly for assistance with reserving any recreational items or direct at Majors Outpost / Bodfish Bicycles
Wakeboarding on Lake Almanor
Join our friends Zack and Jenna for a day out on the lake for the perfect summer experience. Wake Almanor boat sessions allow you to maximize the most out of Lake Almanor, while connecting with friends, celebrating special occasions, building relationships, or simply enjoying family time. Trips include water sports, experienced coaching for all skill levels, top of the line gear, music, USCG licensed captain, fuel, and a lot of fun! Book now to start riding the waves in style and comfort.
Golfing in the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area
Bailey Creek Golf Course, located approximately 25 minutes from Highlands Ranch in the Lake Almanor Area, is a World Class course designed by master architect Homer Flint, par 72 / 7040 yards, 4–5 tees per fairway including ladies & senior tees. Brand new fleet of Club Car golf carts equipped with ice chests. Awesome views of Mount Lassen and unparalleled 18 hole championship golf course offering a challenge to golfers of all playing abilities.
Average summer temperature: 72ºF.
Baily Creek Golf Course or call 530-259-GOLF
Wine Tasting in Manton
Make an afternoon of it and experience Manton, a quaint little town of friendly people, approximately 40 minutes from Highlands Ranch. This hidden secret offers wine tasting at six unique family-owned wineries. With Lassen Peak in constant view you will enjoy an afternoon of rare hospitality and small-town mountain charm.
Mount Tehema Winery
Indian Peak Vineyards