Lava Butte Rim Trail
ElevationAscent: 97' 30 m
Descent: -77' -23 m
High: 5,013' 1,528 m
Low: 4,916' 1,498 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A short rocky trail encircling the crater at the top of Lava Butte, offering 360-degree views and an active fire tower.”— Karl W
Family Friendly Easy, wide trail offering colorful rocks, exceptional views, a fire tower, and a crater.
At the southern edge of the loop, you'll be able to see the Trail of the Molten Land (Accessible) and visitors center below. The trail ends at the fire tower at the highest point. A paved path leads back down to the parking lot.
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Land Manager: USFS - Deschutes National Forest Office