This challenging trail allows visitors to experience the power of the Cinder Cone Volcano firsthand! The sandy trail climbs gently at first, bordered by woodlands on the right and the Cinder Cone’s lava flow on the left. The trail steepens as the Cinder Cone comes into view. At 1.2 miles, the trail reaches a fork at the base of the Cinder Cone. The trail continues left (south) and the beginning of the heart-pumping climb to the top of the cone. Prepared to be amazed at the breathtaking views; Painted Dunes, Prospect Peak, Snag Lake and the Fantastic Lava Beds. This hike is extremely worthwhile!
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/lavo