Stellar views even with snow clouds! Visitors may access Lava Butte by non-motorized at any time generally from dawn to dusk. After storing our household movables, ridding ourselves of a house but retaining our 'home' together, we set off with the purpose of hiking in different parts of the world, not forgetting the home country, the USA. Fabulous, interesting facts about volcanic history of the Pacific Rim and the locality near Bend, Oregon. This trail is another of the trails that will lead riders around the Rainbow Gardens. Such a unique different look with the lava and bright yellow weeds. Butte Lake Rd closed for winter. From the Visitors’ Center, guests may explore Lava Lands, including entering the Lava River Cave, a one-mile lava tube. I had been working in the area and wanted to take advantage of the long daylight hours and beautiful weather, so I decided to hike up Lava Butte. It is a long skinny curved shape butte, unlike its neighbor Flat Top Mesa which is right next to BLB but really wide. From town, drive out to Gold Butte National Monument. I returned more or less the same way. Trail is the consistency of a running track. Special thanks to the humans not masked up out in beautiful Mother Nature! We chose to do the little 1-ish mike extra path directly behind the center and it also has pretty views. Great views! Not too challenging, but still a good workout. Views are decent. Lava Butte This hike explores a cinder cone with a fire lookout tower and a crater-circling trail that offer panoramic views over Lava Butte Lava Flow and the Cascade Mountains. There isn’t much/any shade so make sure to apply sunscreen. Walked up with baby carrier and doggo. Rayna Puppy's birthday weekend(12th) . … Black Lava Butte is 4,708 feet above sea level. Show more Show less. We went late afternoon and most of the mountains were backlit but still beautiful. TH: From the Benham Falls campground, cross FR9702 and the railroad tracks, and briefly climb to a plateau at .8mi then ascend moderately to a doubletrack at 2.7mi and continue ascending moderately to the Lava Butte road. There were several wash-outs on the road we chose, so we had to wander back to the larger powerline road to get to the starting point of the hike. Traffic was closed because of COVID, but imagine this would be much less enjoyable with car traffic. A mild peak, it offers a workout for your legs while hopping the dark, iron oxide covered lava rocks. Masks are undies for the face and don’t protect us but keep us all disconnected and afraid of one another. Lava Falls is located out in Gold Butte National Monument, south of Mesquite, about 3-1/2 hours northeast of Las Vegas in a wild, remote, and scenic area. Snow-covered. Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 78 … Hike on the level through the huckleberry understory and pass through a clearing and keep straight at the Toutle-Blue Lake Wild Gravel Trail Junction. Historic Railroad Trail, NV. Steady climb all the way to the top but not too long. The rock was mostly solid, despite the relatively steep grade. From the north take US 97 11.7 miles south where you will see Lava Butte towering on your right. Butte parking is limited to 10 spaces, so free 30 minute time passes are issued on a first come, first served basis at the Center’s Welcome Station. Nice views at the top. This hike rivals any found in Joshua Tree National Park and almost no one knows about it. Stop 2 & 3. Must access from Hwy 44, which adds 6 miles to the hike. Easy trail conditions. Both Lava Butte and the lava field are made up of basalt (extrusive igneous rock), which comes in many forms depending on its particular chemical composition and the manner in which it cooled. "Gosh it's steep! Beautiful views and a relatively easy hike. Great trail. Learn more about lightning safety. If you came to Lava Butte Trail by car or shuttle the hike around the rim is just 0.35 miles long. 2 reviews of Lava Butte "Located in the Lake Mead National Rec Area, about 15 miles off I-15 & E. Lake Mead exit. Lava Butte from Lava Lands Visitor Center is a 6.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Would be good for families. Hiking info for Lava Butte, located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Lava Butte is a cinder cone in central Oregon, United States, just west of U.S. Route 97 between the towns of Bend, Oregon, and Sunriver, Oregon.It is part of a system of small cinder cones on the northwest flank of Newberry Volcano, a massive shield volcano which rises to the southeast. Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa addition hike . On 11/20/20, there was snow covering most of the road but it wasn’t generally icy so you don’t need spikes. Our hike up Lava Butte on the southeast side of the Las Vegas Valley. Great views! It was nice and sunny. You are not likely to see anyone else on this hike. Be sure to get a time pass to drive to the top of the Lava Butte to see lava flows from long ago, mountains in the Cascades and forests in every direction. Using this route, the wash wandered a bit and then eventually led to a break in the slopes, where a short Class 2 section led up to the base of Lava Butte before the scrambling began in earnest. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Trail of the Molten Land This 1.1-mile long paved partial loop cuts through Lava Butte Lave Flow and is packed with information and views. Just off the road, a wash heads generally west toward Lava Butte. Hiked this near sunset and thought the different landscape was just beautiful! Went earlier in the day, so we caught shade on one side of cinder cone while walking up. Cool hike, but not my favorite. Lava Butte Rim Trail #3918 is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. Did this hike on a sunny day near the end of February. There are lots of ways to head up from within this wash, whether via drainage or ridge, but I included my favorite of my ascent/descent routes on the attached map. Lava Butte from Lava Lands Visitor Center is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Pretty sure last time I walked up there the road wasn't so nicely paved. Very windy at the top. From the south get off of the Cottonwood Road and take it north for 2 miles as it parallels Highway 97 before it goes underneath Highway 97 and right to the Lava Lakes Visitors Center. There was still patches of snow along the trail to the Lava Butte but it was starting to melt. Not very many people probably because of no shuttle and visitor center not open. Good elevation gain, but gradual enough with the wrapping around. During the off-season, you can also drive up and park at the top. Great view on a sunny day of the lava fields and mountains. A bonus was that I was the only person there. The fire tower was great with a room to get out of the wind. 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About a month ago my wife and I decided to try to escape the 100+ degree heat here in the valley and make a hike to Lava Butte lakes north of Brundage ski resort. Heading up Lava Butte was pretty nice, lots of Class 2 boulder-hopping helping to gain vertical quickly. Great view at the top. Somehow Lava Butte didn't seem as large until I was looking up at it from this spot. Lava Butte is a very popular sight, so access is limited to 30 minutes on high use days. Lava Butte is one of the most attractive volcanoes/mountains in the region. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. It's been ages since I did this hike. 4:00 p.m. The other, on the far side of the highway, is Lava Butte, a symmetric cinder cone at the edge of a big flow of jagged, jet black lava, stretching six miles to the Deschutes River. Easy paved trail w/ slight incline. A short rocky trail encircling the crater at the top of Lava Butte, offering 360-degree views and an active fire tower. Hike-about is an adventure that commenced June 2010. After about 0.4 miles, you will reach the start of the Lava Butte trail at the end of the campground next to unit 30-D. Visitors may access Lava Butte by non-motorized at any time generally from dawn to dusk. Super easy paved trail. I'm glad it was open for use. Beautiful views as you climb up to the top. Day hike or backpack the beautiful Whitney Butte Trail in Lava Beds National Monument to get away from the crowds and experience high-desert solitude.This article contains a detailed trail description and a trail map that give you everything you need to know to fully enjoy the Whitney Butte … Fantastic views of lava flows, fault and the cascades. Stop 1. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November. This is a 5.2 mile out-and-back hike with 1500 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 2 … From our approach, there was no trail from the car to the mountain, some 3 miles cross-country, no path up the steep slopes but easy views of the target. Took the winding power line road/Lava Butte Road off of Lake Mead Boulevard (technically outside the fee area). Lava Butte: great for a workout and solitude, but there are a lot of obstacles and not much of a payoff at the top. I could see every peak! Paved the whole way. It was a bit chilly. But it wasn’t too bad and the views are amazing in a clear day! Easy. Seemed daunting looking up at the 8% grade as mentioned in signage. A small gravel trail leads you to the top of the butte, an easy hike, but not meant for motorized vehicles or bikes. Beautiful hike. Despite its proximity to the city, being such a short hike made me want to save it for when I only had a few hours to kill. Sunny but breezy trail. 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