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4 days ago

It was easy and fun. Mostly had the area to ourselves...very peaceful.

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11 days ago

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14 days ago

We took the front of the cone the first time we went because we didn’t realize there was a trail that winds behind the back-side. It was not an easy climb up the front, very loose, deep lava gravel and it gets steep at the top. The trail on the back side is nice until the very top, it got difficult for our kiddos and the people who didn’t like heights. Loose dirt and rocks and a little steep but there is an amazing panoramic view at the top.

Nice, short hike. Good for all ages. Beautiful views. It was fun in the white sand. We took our shoes off and walked through it. Kind of fun!

hiking
21 days ago

Good easy hike. Bring a pole, lots of loose stuff

Great hike with kids of varying ages

This is more or less an easy walk, especially when starting the trail from the trailhead that starts off route 18 (not inside the park). The trail starts in the sandy desert, and then leads up some slick rock into the ampitheatre. It was well marked when we were there, and the all trails map was a perfect guide. The only thing to keep in mind is if it is windy, the wind will be more intense inside the ampitheatre (where the trail ends). We got in there and it was so windy! Sand hitting us from all sides. Luckily the wind was not strong enough to blow us over, but it was hard to see because sand would blow in your eyes. Also another note, the parking lot exit has a high angle to the road, so take a wide turn to get out. I kinda scraped the bottom of our Volvo because I did not take a wide turn :(.