It was so strenuous to get to the top of cinder cone volcano to see this view but it is always worth a visit.

Painted Dunes are the most fantastic scene of Lassen Volcanic National Park that you have to hike along the Cinder Cone Nature Trail. This trail starts at Butte Lake parking area and it takes about 4 miles round-trip with elevation gain of 846 ft to get to the top of cinder cone volcano. On the top you will see wonderful view all direction.

Painted dunes are volcanic ashes that were oxidized and become bright red color that is contrast to the surrounding.

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