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#69 of 104 national parks in United States of America

Best trails in Lava Beds National Monument

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Looking for a great trail in Lava Beds National Monument, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Lava Beds National Monument ranging from 0.7 to 9.3 miles and from 4,045 to 4,868 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Welcome to Lava Beds Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you! Hours: Summer (June - August): 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fall (September - November): 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Winter (December - February): 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Spring ( March - May): 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Map of trails in Lava Beds National Monument
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Contact
530-667-8113
Top trails (18)
#1 - Schonchin Butte Lookout Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(42)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 55 m
#2 - Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(31)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
#3 - Lava Beds National Monument Scenic Drive
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(19)
Length: 9.3 mi
#4 - Captain Jack's Stronghold: Captain Jack's Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(31)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
#5 - Petroglyph Point Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(9)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 28 m
#6 - Three Sisters Loop
Lava Beds National Monument
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(13)
Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
#7 - Mushpot Cave
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(8)
Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
#8 - Big Nasty Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(16)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
#9 - Black Crater Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(15)
Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
#10 - Whitney Butte Trail
Lava Beds National Monument
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(10)
Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
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