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SPATTERCONE NATURE TRAIL

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Self-guided interpretive trail through the origin of the Hat Creek Lava Flow.  See spatter cones, craters, and a beautiful view of the Hat Creek Valley.  Loop trail, approximately 1.7 miles long.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Spattercone Day Use Area is open for the season. Take a walk along the fissure that formed the Hat Creek Lava flow.  Explor the craters, cones, and lava tubes that the eruption left behind.
Operational Hours: April through November.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Usage: Medium
Best Season: spring/summer/fall
Busiest Season: weekends and holidays
Water: yes
Restroom: vault
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: The trail is mainly exposed, bring plenty of water.

General Information

Accessibility:

Accessible restrooms and interpretive kiosk.  Trail paved for a short distance.


Directions:

Hwy 89/44, approximately 1.5 miles south of Hwy 89/44 junction in Old Station.


Parking:

Large parking area with turn around, adequate for buses and RV's.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Status: Temporarily closed
Best Season: spring/summer/fall
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Backpacking

Access the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from the Spatter Cones Nature Trail.  Enjoy a short stroll or pack out for the night.


Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Toilets
Accessible
Picnic tables
Parking
Interpretive Site
Drinking water April - October
Fire Danger Level: High
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