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Trail of the Molten Lands

Location Lava Lands Visitor Center. Deschutes National Forest, Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District, at Lava Butte, 12 mi. south of Bend.
State(s) Oregon
Counties Deschutes
Type Backcountry
Nature Trail
Length 0.75 Miles / 1.21 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? Yes





This is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail running through the heart of a lava flow from the Lava Lands Visitor Center parking lot.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 30 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 4%

Elevation Low Point: 4500

Elevation High Point: 4550

Year Designated: 1979

Date Last Updated: 01/29/2017


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Marv Lang
Recreation Forester
Deschutes National Forest
Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
1230 NE 3rd St., Ste. A262
Bend , OR 97701
(541) 383-4793


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