Lava Butte Trail

Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon 97452

Elevation Gain170ft
Trailhead Elevation5,013ft
Elevation Min/Max4910/5013ft
Elevation Start/End5013/5013ft

Lava Butte Trail

Lava Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Newberry National Volcanic Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,013 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 170 feet. Lava Butte (elevation 5,023 feet) is near the trailhead. There are also an observation tower, parking, and a restrooms.

Lava Butte Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This route combines two trails: the Trail of the Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines. The first trail takes you on a journey through an amazing lava flow to a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Central Cascade Mountains. This short hike takes you on a tour of the moonlike landscape of a spectacular lava flow—the result of an eruption of Lava Butte that occurred between 6,000 and 7,000 years ago.

When Lava Butte erupted, the lava flowed in three main channels covering 10 square miles and blocking the Deschutes River in five different locations. This route begins adjacent to the Lava Lands Visitor Center."

Lava Butte Trail Reviews

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This is one of my favorite "park" hikes anywhere. Every year we visit Bend we come to this place. It is so peaceful, quiet and simple. I usually prefer natural trails, but this paved trail is wide and easy to navigate. I highly recommend this hike to everyone.

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Trail Information

Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Nearby City
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
USGS Lava Butte
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Jul 2018