The Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail is an easy interpretive trail that leads to a viewpoint where the Modoc Indians won a victory over the US Army during the Modoc War of 1872-1873. The trail passes through brush and wildflowers. The summer months can be very hot and there are no water facilities available on this trail; water is freely available at the campgrounds. The Black Crater Trail is also accessed from this trail.
The Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,434 ft (1,351 m), a minimum elevation of 4,343 ft (1,324 m), and an elevation gain of 2,823 ft (860 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Thomas-Wright Battlefield 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|
|2,437||1.1 mi||4,343 ft||4,434 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|27 min||0.0||2,823 ft||3,012 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|27 min||0.1||3,012 ft||2,823 ft|
The length of the Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) or 2,437 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail in 27 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 27 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Thomas-Wright Battlefield 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 Thomas-Wright Battlefield Trail is located on the Captain Jacks Stronghold topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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