3 days

Mileage | Rating

25 Miles



Meeting Location | Time

South Summit Lake Campground

12 pm


The Devil’s Kitchen


Lassen Volcanic National Park has a lot to offer backpackers, and boiling mud pots, hot springs, and steam vents are just some of the great attractions you’ll see on this adventure. On this 3 day, 2 night trek we start by hiking from Summit Lake to Corral Meadows, following the Pacific Crest Trail along the way. We will be camping along the creek at Corral Meadows for 2 nights. On the 2nd day we will pack our day bags and hike to Devil’s kitchen to explore the bubbling mud pots, boiling lake water, and steam vents. This area is like another world! Total mileage for this adventure is 24.8 miles.

Check out photos from The Devil’s Kitchen!


Day 1: Meet your guide at the Summit Lake parking area at 12 pm.  Your guide will help you do one final pack check and give a helpful backpacking demonstration. Spend some time getting to know your group before heading out to King Creek Falls and Corral Meadows, an 8.3 mile hike.

Day 2: Your guide will greet you with warm drinks and prepare your breakfast. After breakfast we will pack our day packs for a day hike down to the Boiling Lake and Devils Kitchen to view the boiling mud pot and steam vents. Before heading out, your guide will pack the group lunch for everyone to eat on the trail. We will expect to be gone all day as this day hike is 13.5 miles round trip.

Day 3: We can sleep in a little bit to recover from yesterday’s long hike. As everyone wakes up your guide will have a hot drink and warm food ready for you. After breakfast we will pack up camp and hike back to Summit Lake, making this day a 4 mile hike back to the cars.



We include backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, pads, trekking poles, and eating utensils at NO EXTRA COST as needed. All profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.

Note: All trips are subject to Lasting Adventures obtaining the necessary wilderness permits. Although our success rate is 98%, should we not obtain the exact trail-head, a trip of equal quality will be obtained. Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. Lasting Adventures is recognized for its commitment to safety and risk management. Itineraries may be changed in order to minimize risk exposure.

*All trips are pending permit availability which we gain around mid-late February. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until we have confirmed dates.



Departure Dates from South Summit Lake Campground:

    June Departure Dates  

  • Mon, Jun 21st - Wed, Jun 23rd
  • Tue, Jun 29th - Thu, Jul 1st
  • July Departure Dates  

  • Wed, Jul 14th - Fri, Jul 16th

    August Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Aug 6th - Sun, Aug 8th
  • Mon, Aug 16th - Wed, Aug 18th
  • Sun, Aug 29th - Tue, Aug 31st



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