Wander among crazy lava formations, including giant cracks and tubes leading underground.

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

This trail goes around a large dome of solidified lava, left by one of the more recent eruptions at Craters of the Moon.

You'll get elevated views over the landscape but also close-up perspectives on the wild formations and textures in the lava.

Another feature is the Big Sink, an area where a bubble of hardened lava collapsed on itself.

There's also a cluster of lava tubes called the Buffalo Caves, but these can only be entered by those with a special permit.

Stop by the visitor center to inquire about getting a cave permit.