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Devils Orchard Trail

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Upper Snake River Valley, Idaho

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Devils Orchard Trail

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  • Starting out on the Devils Orchard Trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Dead limber pine (Pinus flexilis).- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Twisted dead trunk amidst the lava.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • One of many informational displays on this trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Dwarf buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium) grows in apparently barren lava.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Devils Orchard Trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Devils Orchard Trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • One of several closed areas to protect the features.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Lone limber pine along the trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • There are still some wildflowers blooming in September.- Devils Orchard Trail
  • Devils Orchard Trail.- Devils Orchard Trail
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Pros: 
Wheelchair accessible. Informative displays. Interesting volcanic features.
Cons: 
Limited scenery.
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Region:
Upper Snake River Valley, ID
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,780.00 ft (1,761.74 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Devils Orchard self-guiding trail is not the most scenic in the park, but it is ADA accessible and offers a good introduction to the geology and plant life of the area. The notable feature of this area is the collection of lava fragments sitting amidst beds of cinders. There are also some fine examples of old limber pine trunks standing or fallen among the volcanic rock. The educational displays focus on the impact that humans have on the park and what the park management is doing to mitigate this impact and educate visitors.

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