Lava River National Recreation Trail #3540

  

This short, paved interpretive trail offers remarkable views of lava that flowed from Yapoah Crater and Belknap Crater. Interpretive signs offer geologic information on the lava formations along the trail.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Highway 242 is closed in winter - approximately November - July
Usage: Heavy
Water: None
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

From the McKenzie River Ranger Station, travel east on Highway 126 for about 2 miles to the junction with Highway 242. Travel about 20 miles up Highway 242 to the summit of McKenzie Pass at Dee Wright Observatory. The Lava River trail, just east of the observatory, is accessed from the parking area.


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Map of Lava River trail

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Activities


Hiking

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Accessibility:

The trail is accessible, but please note: 

  • Even though the trail is paved,  it is "most difficult" for wheelchairs due to steep grades (at 0 - 8%) with drop-offs.
  • There is a "hiker loop" at the back of the trail that is not barrier free. 

General Notes:

Map of Lava River trail

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General Notes:

Map of Lava River trail

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Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Nature Viewing

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