Bunchgrass Trail – Lava Beds National Monument
Location: Tulelake, CA
Length: 1.6 km
Features: Camping, Hiking, Walking, Running, Caves, Partially Paved, Views, Wilderness
About the Bunchgrass Trail
The Bunchgrass Trail is an awesome trail late in the afternoon, early in the evening. The sunsets in the skyline are fantastic, and by this time the hot temperatures will have started to fade. The Bunchgrass Trail has an overall elevation of 4,840 feet., a minimum elevation of 4,637 feet., and an elevation range of 203 feet.
Trails In The Lava Beds National Monument
The trail starts from site B-7 in the campsite. Go around a metal gate and take the dirt road for a really short distance to the only group camping ground in the park. The trail then turns into a single road and remains this way for its length at the end of the road. The trail generally heads northwest and then eventually turns southwest as it passes along the northeast side of Crescent Butte.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Check The Weather
Speak to the rangers or consult the campground to determine what weather conditions are most likely to take place on your chosen schedule.
2) Proper Footwear
Good fitting shoes with good padding and grip is important to prevent problems such as twisting an ankle due to insufficient protection. It will also help you stop one of the most debilitating effects of long hiking – blisters.
3) Protect Yourself From The Sun
The temperature can shoot up during the day and can cause damage to your skin. This is why it is essential to protect yourself from the heat to avoid sunburn or heat exhaustion. For easy protection, you can opt to have protective headwear.