Schonchin Lookout Trail is a hiking trail in Siskiyou County, California. It is within Lava Beds National Monument. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,817 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 485 feet. The Schonchin Butte Parking is near the trailhead. There are also a waste basket and restrooms. Along the trail there are benches. The trail ends near the Schonchin Butte FIre Lookout viewpoint and Schonchin Butte (elevation 5,308 feet).
Schonchin Lookout Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Lava beds national monument is a land smothered by recent lava flows, pocked with cinder cones, devoid of all surface water. A world both hostile and fascinating, it’s almost entirely visible from the fire lookout atop Schonchin (SKON-chin) Butte (5,253')."
--Matt Heid, 101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valleys, and Seashore (Wilderness Press).
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