Posted: August 17th, 2018
Cinder Cone seen from approaching it
Cinder Cone and trail to top of it
View of mountain on path to top of Cinder Cone
View of Cinder Cone from top
View of mountain at top of Cinder Cone
View of Cinder Cone along perimeter
View of Butte Lake and Fantastic Lava Beds from Cinder Cone with smoke from forest fires in distance
Painted Dunes seen from top of Cinder Cone
View of Painted Dunes along ridge of Cinder Cone
View descending into bottom of Cinder Cone
Rocks people have stacked at base of Cinder Cone's center
Painted Dunes seen along edge of Cinder Cone
Cinder Cone seen looking backwards on way to Snag Lake
Cinder Cone is a cinder cone volcano in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The path to it is sandy. You can walk to the top of the Cinder Cone and down into it. From Cinder Cone you can see Butte Lake, Painted Dunes and mountains in Lassen Park.
I hiked to Cinder Cone from Butte Lake on August 12th, 2018. After hiking to it, I continued around all the way around Snag Lake, running into a bear. I continued until I was back at the Butte Lake campsite.