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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Description: A thick black sheet of lava covers several square miles.

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Well worth the effort!

Though the main road that traverses the park is gorgeous, take the time to drive up to the northeast corner of the park to see the Cinder Cone and Lava Beds. It’s a bit of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Anthony P
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Though the main road that traverses the park is gorgeous, take the time to drive up to the northeast corner of the park to see the Cinder Cone and Lava Beds. It’s a bit of a drive, and the last five miles or so are all dirt road, but it’s definitely worth it! The trail to the Cinder Cone is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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56 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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