• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Cave Loop Maps

Cave Loop Overview Map

Use this map to plan your visit to the caves of Cave Loop, close to the Visitor Center at the south end of the park. We encourage you to stop by the Visitor Center before entering the caves, to learn important information about the safety or closures. This map can be downloaded in two formats, as listed below.

Adobe PDF, 640k >>>
Use this version to print or view in full detail, at any size. Requires the free Adobe Reader software.

JPEG Image, 170k >>>
For easy viewing in your web browser or image viewer.

For more the caves brochure with more information about caving, and maps of where to find developed caves in the park, click here.

Did You Know?

Cave Slime

Many of the caves at Lava Beds provide habitat for cave slime! Cave slime is a hydrophobic bacteria that repels water, causing it to reflect a gold or silver color when illuminated with a flashlight. Cave slime is spectacular in high concentrations and is in no way harmful to people.