Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave

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Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave is a 1.9 mile out and back trail located near Tulelake, California that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

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3 months ago

hiking
Friday, May 04, 2012

This is a great trail along a, mostly collapsed, lava tube in Lava Beds National Monument. It begins at an asphalt paved trailhead near Skull Cave. The trail itself is smooth and gravel surfaced with only a few small steps to hinder a wheel chair. The side trails that go down into Big Painted Cave and under Symbol Bridge are short, but steep and rocky. The trail parallels the lave tube with views into the collapsed sections. There are interpretive panels to read and lots of pictographs to photograph.