Hike the Schonchin Butte Trail in Lava Beds National Monument

5.0
1.5 miles 475 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Michael Fricke

Hike up to the top of a cinder cone to a fire lookout which has great views of the Lava Beds National Monument and surrounding mountain ranges.

From the entrance booth of Lava Beds National Monument drive south. There will be a left hand turn labeled Schonchin Butte, take it. Drive down a dirt road about a mile to reach Schonchin Butte trailhead parking. It is less than a mile hike to the fire lookout with elevation gain of 475 feet. The trail is well maintained and has great views of the lava beds at every step. This is a great place to view a sunset or sunrise being a large cinder cone in the middle of the vast lava flows and Lava Beds National Monument wilderness.

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Cool hike

It's cool to hike on a volcano. Views are great and worth the climb.

Great short hike with great views

Short hike to the top of a volcano. Great way to enjoy the views of different mountains in the background!

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