The trailhead to the Bunchgrass Trail is located in the B Loop Campground near campsite B-7; this trail will lead to the northeastern side of Crescent Butte, a large 30,000 to 40,000 year old cinder cone. Halfway along the trail is the connector trail to the Missing Link Trail. The path is worn and quite rocky at places, please tread carefully.
The Bunchgrass Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,840 ft (1,475 m), a minimum elevation of 4,637 ft (1,413 m), and an elevation gain of 2,296 ft (700 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Bunchgrass Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|2,317||1.1 mi||4,637 ft||4,840 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|24 min||0.0||2,296 ft||3,346 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|27 min||0.0||3,346 ft||2,296 ft|
The length of the Bunchgrass Trail is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) or 2,317 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Bunchgrass Trail in 24 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 27 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Bunchgrass Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Lava Beds National Monument topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Bunchgrass Trail is located on the Schonchin Butte topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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