Butte Lake Trail

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Elevation Gain393ft
Trailhead Elevation6,050ft
Elevation Min/Max6050/6229ft
Elevation Start/End6050/6050ft
Butte Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Lassen County, California. It is within Lassen Volcanic National Park. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 6,050 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 393 feet. Along the trail there is a viewpoint.

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."

"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
Cinder Cone."

Butte Lake Trail Reviews

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Well marked, beautiful trail. Two thirds of the trail is walking in cinders but not too hard to negotiate.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Jun 2018