What? : The dramatic Cinder Cone volcano display a perfect cone shape volcano. At the end of your out and back 4 miles hike, you will climb the steep 700-foot ascent to the summit. From the top rim trail, you will enjoy views of the dramatic cinder cone rim and the colorful Painted Dunes below you.
Where? : Located in the north Butte Lake Area of the park.
To get to this park section, you need to drive about a 45-minute from the northwest entrance of the park.
Drive north on highway 44, at Old Station turn right (this is still highway 44 E) and keep driving for additional 11 miles. Here you can see a clear turn into Forest Road 32N21 (Look for signs indicating Butte Lake Campground.). Turn right (south) into the forest road, drive additional 6.6 miles and you will arrive to Butte Lake Campground and the trailhead.
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