Symbol Bridge And Big Painted Cave

EASY 24 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.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

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4 months ago

7 months ago

Nice caves, seeing the flow patterns within the lava tubes is neat. cant remember which cave it was but there was one ice cave we did that was freezing inside in the middle of summer.

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8 months ago

Nice little hike out to the caves. Skip Big Painted Cave and go straight for Symbol Bridge. No easy staircase down to them, but that is half the fun

10 months ago

It’s really neat. Hike to the spots are easy. Going down to the cave was not as easy as we thought since it was designated as “easy”. Definitely not for folks that need complete stable ground. No hand rails. Cave will need headlamp or flashlight.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

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.

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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.

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recorded Recording - Jun 19, 1:55 PM

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

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