I love the look of this volcanic scramble …
Black Butte Trail
Length: 5.2 miles round-trip
Hiking time: 4 hours
High point: 6,325 feet
Total elevation gain: 1,850 feet
Season: mid-May through mid-November
Water: none; bring plenty …
The Black Butte Trail is Hike 45 from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California, third edition. I discuss the same route in Hike 63 of 75 Hikes in California’s Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park Regions, revised edition.
Click through to John’s site, Northern California Hiking Trails, for links to his guidebooks.