Lava River Trail

photo: Lava River Cave Passage. Photo by Dave Bunnell/Under Earth wiki. Type: Nature Trail
Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Willamette National Forest at McKenzie Pass on SR 242, W of Sisters.


States: Oregon
Counties: Linn, Deschutes
Latitude: 43.89528   Longitude: -121.37013

43.895277, -121.370132

Description

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

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 5,300
Elevation High Point: 5,300
Year Designated: 1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Steve Otoupalik
Willamette National Forest
P.O. Box 10607 McKinzie Hwy.
McKenzie Bridge , OR 97413
(541) 822-3381
sotoupalik@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette

 

Photos

Lava River Cave Sign at Entrance. Photo by Orygun (talk) wiki.

Lava River Cave Sign at Entrance. Photo by Orygun (talk) wiki.

Lava River Cave Entrance. Photo by Orygun (talk) wiki.

Lava River Cave Entrance. Photo by Orygun (talk) wiki.

 

Lava River Cave Passage. Photo by Dave Bunnell/Under Earth wiki.

Lava River Cave Passage. Photo by Dave Bunnell/Under Earth wiki.

Lava River Cave. Photo by Dave Bunnell wiki.

Lava River Cave. Photo by Dave Bunnell wiki.

Reviews

Photos are incorrect

Many of the photos show the similarly named NRT trail in Newberry NVM. This one is correctly described in text and is an excellent accessible interpretive trail at a wonderful scenic point on the Cascade Pass between the sisters and Mt Washington.

June 17, 2018

 

 



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