Spattercone Interpretive Trail


This trail travels to the vent area of the Hat Creek Flow and highlights many spatter cones and other geologic features on its 1.5 mile loop tour. Spatter cones are formed along linear fractures during eruptions with hot magma. Hot gases, escaping through the lava, create peculiar and anomalous shapes that land around the vent of the volcano as it solidifies. At the trail’s entrance, you will find picnic tables, toilets, drinking water, and plenty of parking. The trail is mainly exposed so bring drinking water. This trail can be accessed approximately 1.5 miles south of the Highway 89/44 junction in Old Station.


43225 E. Highway 299
Fall River Mills, CA 96028


40.66903000, -121.44300000
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(530) 336-5521

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