Be aware of the hazards below to keep you, others, and park resources safe during your visit. Your safety depends on your own good judgment, adequate preparation, and constant awareness. Your safety is your responsibility.
Stay on the trail.
A cinder cone volcano is more akin to a gravel pile than a conglomerate mountain. This loose collection of cinder and lapilli is extremely slippery and prone to slide. Visitors need to remain on the trail for their safety and the safety of others.
Due to the significant grade of the Crater Rim Trail (18%) and the Crater Vent Trail (14%), use of strollers, roller skates, roller blades, skate boards, wheel chairs, bicycles, and/or segways is prohibited.