Devils Kitchen has nearly as
impressive hydrothermal features as Bumpass Hell, but the
setting here is more lush and less stark.
The meadow near Drakesbad is
one of the finest in Lassen National Park, with abundant
greenery and small creeks. Once past the meadow, the trail
enters dense woods, and re-emerges at a collection of
fumaroles set in a bowl alongside Hot Springs Creek. There
are also bubbling mud pots; these usually are best in early
season when there is more water from the snowmelt.
This is one of the best hikes
in Lassen National Park.