Lava Beds Trail is a 1 mile loop trail located near Baker, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It was short
Since I am new to this I am probably over rating the trail but I loved it. At 66 I have just spent a year getting back in shape and this was my first test. The trail was relatively easy but care is needed particularly coming back down as the loose cinder stones are tricky. My wife slipped twice and got a little bruised. It would have been better had we had walking sticks to help on the way down. Live and learn. The view from the top was terrific.