Trail of the Molten Land


From Lava Lands Visitor Center in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, this trail loops out across the basalt lava flow for a little over a mile to its source at the base of Lava Butte. One third of the trail is a newly reconstructed section that is Univerally Accessible. Older sections of the trail have grades and surfaces that may be challenging without assistance. Eleven new full color interpretive signs tell the story of the eruption of Lava Butte and the life that now makes the lava their home.

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At a Glance

Fees Recreation Pass Site - Vehicle Permit: $5 Day Pass or $30.00 Annual Pass or other valid Recreation Passes.
Open Season: trail closed for paving thru June 2012
Restrictions: Horses & mountain bikes prohibited.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Trail is located at the base of Lava Butte at the Lava Lands Visitor Center.


Trail surface is paved



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