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Fantastic Lava Beds

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Type: Geologic Formations
Description: A thick black sheet of lava covers several square miles.
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved this hike! It is reviewed elsewhere in Tripadvisor- search for 'Mineral Cinder Cone'. Although in the Lassen Volcanic Park you access the fantastic lava beds (also cinder cone and painted dunes) via a separate entrance to the park that leads to Butte Lake Campground. The road is on the park map and also worked via our satnav so easy... More

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Torrance, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

On our last day, we departed Drakesbad Guest Ranch and made the trek up to the Butte Area of Lassen Volcanic National Park. This was clearly a less frequently region of the park, and we were glad we made the drive. The butte area is well maintained and quite clean. The Fantastic Lava Beds are right there for the exploring... More

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California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The route to the Butte Lake campground is the only way to get to the Cinder Cone Trail, which is an hour's drive eastwards from the northern entrance to the park. It includes a 7-mile dirt road which is entirely passable in normal passenger cars at a 15-20mph speed. The trip is entirely worth the time and effort! The trail... More

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Terre Haute
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Several reviewers here seemed to have confused the Fantastic Lava Beds in Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lava Beds National Monument 100 miles to the north. As far as I know there are no caves (or ranger-led tours of such) in the former though Subway Cave, a lava tube, is about 10 miles north of the NW entrance to the... More

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Oakland, California
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5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Well, firstly, they are quite Fantastic. And lava beds themselves are a quite unusual to see. So when they are actually lava beds, and fantastic, well, then, you have something...

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