Lava Tube Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Lava Tube Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rainbow Wells, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.5 miles 68 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

29 days ago

Very short trail but you can branch off to other trails as well. Cool lava tube!!

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1 month ago

High clearance vehicle recommended for reaching trailhead on Aiken Mine Rd.

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1 year ago

Small, but interesting.
Most folks think of Hawaii when you mention lava tubes, but there are a few here and there around California, due to the tectonic forces that shaped the state. This one is small, dusty, and has a low ceiling in places. Certainly worth exploring if you're in the area, but I wouldn't consider this a destination hike. Better as a side trip after exploring the nearby Kelso Dunes, or when driving the Mojave Road.