Butte Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Fantastic Lava Beds divide Butte Lake from Snag Lake, and define the ambiance of both. A dark and unusual presence, the lava beds on the Butte Lake side appear utterly devoid of life, a tumbled mass of new black rock. On the Snag Lake side, signs of the fertility that will blossom once the lava beds have broken down begin to appear. Solitary evergreens have somehow found purchase atop the mound of jagged rock, harbingers of the forest to come. Highlights: This trail circles the two lakes of the area, passing through the cinder beds adjacent to the Fantastic Lava Beds and the Painted Dunes."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park (Falcon Guides).
"This hike is a journey into the remote backcountry of eastern Lassen
Volcanic National Park. In addition to the deep isolation, it visits
two large, unusual lakes; passes by dark lava ﬂows and the beautiful
Painted Dunes; and offers a short, steep side trip to the top of the
--Bubba Suess, Hiking Northern California (Falcon Guides).
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