Schonchin Butte with fire lookout

Schonchin Butte, Lava Beds, California

A cinder cone in northern California named for a Modoc chief: Schonchin Butte

Schonchin Butte is a large cinder cone in the land of burnt-out fires. This currently silent volcano is named for a former chief of the Modoc people, Old Schonchin. A hiking trail leads to the top, where a fire lookout is actively used from June to late September by the Lava Beds fire management crew. The lookout provides spectacular views. Visitors are welcome to talk to the ranger on duty as his duties allow. Schonchin Butte is surrounded by other volcanic features such as the Black Crater farther north and the nearby Fleener Chimneys.

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