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Lava Flow Trail

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Length

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers

96%

Runnable

Elevation

63' 19 m

Ascent

-62' -19 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

7,002' 2,134 m

High

6,943' 2,116 m

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An easy trail in the park through cinder, pumice, and a dormant lava flow fields.

Abe Ferraro

Overview

Lava can be sharp and unstable. Do not run off-trail.
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The trail starts off as a paved path. When the trail splits turn right to continue down a flight of stairs to a cinder trail. There are a few pumice rocks in the trail you could trip over if you're not paying attention but it is fairly smooth and easy, making this a great run through various lava flow features including a splatter cone and adjacent mound. The whole park is entirely surrounded by pumice and the evidence of a former lava flow which is pretty cool. It is a good way to stretch your legs in the middle of a long drive.

The longer drive through Wupaki National Monument was a great way to soak in the sights and lava landscape.

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