|Trail Name||Distance||Elevation Gain||Difficulty|
|Bunchgrass Trail||1.0 miles||–||Easy|
|Missing Link Trail||0.7 miles||–||Easy|
|Heppe Cave Trail||0.4 miles||–||Easy|
|Big Nasty Trail||2.0 miles||–||Easy|
|Schonchin Butte Trail||0.7 miles||500 feet||Easy|
|Symbol Bridge Trail||0.8 miles||–||Easy|
|Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail||0.3 miles||–||Easy|
|Gillem Bluff Trail||0.7 miles||550 feet||Easy|
|Captain Jacks Stronghold Trail||1.5 miles||–||Easy|
|Petroglyph Point Trail||0.1 miles||–||Easy|
|Three Sisters Trail||8.7 miles||–||Difficult|
|Lyons Trail||9.4 miles||–||Difficult|
|Whitney Butte Trail||6.6 miles||–||Difficult|
Caves to Explore
|Balcony & Boulevard||Moderate|
Trail Use: Hiking, Cave Exploring, Camping
Hike Type: In and outs
Pass Required: National Park Pass
Season: Year Round
Dogs Allowed: No
Family Friendly: Most of the Park is family friendly. Be careful with young children in the caves.
Notes: Lights can be rented from Park Ranger.
Lava Beds National Monument which is located in Northern California has plenty of lava tubs to explore, hikes, and even petroglyphs from past Native American tribes. Make sure before exploring the lava tubs/caves, to stop by the ranger station.
A note from Lave Beds National Monument: “Since 2006, bats have been dying in unprecedented numbers in the United States and Canada from white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fatal condition associated with exposure to the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Although humans aren’t susceptible, they can potentially spread the fungus between caves, mines, and other bat roost sites. It is all of our responsibility to do what we can to prevent the spread of this devastating disease.
Help Us Protect Our Bats!
Lava Beds National Monument has instituted a screening procedure to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome to its caves. If you are planning on entering any cave within Lava Beds National Monument, please stop by the visitor center and/or screening location, complete this simple screening and obtain a “White-Nose Syndrome Screening Pass.” Displaying this pass in your car window will show that you have been through the screening process and that you are helping protect the bats that live here.
If you have gear that has been used in caves or mines outside of Lava Beds National Monument, please leave these items at home. If you cannot leave this gear at home, please have a ranger decontaminate it properly.” -Lava Beds National Monument