Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave

EASY 4 reviews

Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave is a 1.8 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.

1.8 miles
101 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


no dogs

4 months ago

Easy trail to some collapsed lava tubes and pictographs. We went on a summer day and even the collapsed lava tubes were still a lot cooler than on the surface.

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.

24 days ago

8 months ago