Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail

Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail

Along Captain Jack’s Stronghold Trail you can do one of two short self-guided interpretive trails that go through Modoc, wartime defenses. At Lava Beds National Monument in the Northern Sierra Cascade you can walk where Captain Jack and his tribe were and you can explore the history of the early Native Americans left behind in rock art and archeological sites to be explored. As well as the traditions and heritage of homesteaders, ranchers and cave explorers.  

Category: Easy

Distance: 0.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 78 feet

Route Type: Loop

Directions: From 1-5 N, take exit 747 for US-97 toward Central Weed/Klamath Falls. Turn right onto US-97 N/U.S. 99/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway/S Weed Blvd. After 17.2 miles, turn right onto CA-161 E. Turn right onto Hill Road in 12.8 miles, turn left Road 10. Trailhead will be on your right.

Highlights: Beautiful lava beds, historic site of the Modoc War

Photo Credit: Captain Jack’s Stronghold AllTrails (Gerard Bonfils, Yousi Zheng)


1 Indian Well Campground Trail,
Tulelake, CA 96134
(530) 667-8113


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