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Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail – Lava Beds National Monument

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Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail – Lava Beds National Monument

Location: Tulelake, CA
Length: 3.0 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Features: Kid Friendly, Hiking, Nature Trips, Walking, Bird Watching, Views, Wildlife, Historic site

About the Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail

The Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail is an easy and convenient trail that leads toward a viewpoint where the Modoc Indians came out victorious against the US Army during the Modoc War back in 1872-1873.

Trails In The Lava Beds National Monument

The trail passes through a field of brush and wildflowers. During the summer season, it can be extremely hot. Not to mention, there are no water facilities available on the trail – water is only available at the campgrounds. The Black Crater Trail can also be accessed from this trail. The maximum elevation of the Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail is 4,434 ft., a minimum elevation of 4,343 ft. and an elevation range of 91 ft.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Research The Trail

Before you start hiking, it is important to research the trail you’ve chosen to explore. This is helpful when it comes to understanding the potential hazards that might exist on the trail.

2) Carry a Map

If you’re a first-time hiker, it is advisable to carry a map with you. There are plenty of downloadable maps that you can find and print online.

3) Keep An Eye On Children

If you’re bringing your kids with you, don’t lose sight of them. Remind them beforehand that they have to be with you all the time.

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