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The Fantastic Lava Beds are amazing. It is one of the few places where you can see an entire... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Oakland, California
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Reaching there is lit bit tricky as GPS will take you to a gate that might be close so try another... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Pleasanton, California
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A thick black sheet of lava covers several square miles.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The Fantastic Lava Beds are amazing. It is one of the few places where you can see an entire geologic process right before your eyes. Standing atop cinder cone you can see where the lava who's got out from the base of the cone. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Reaching there is lit bit tricky as GPS will take you to a gate that might be close so try another few mts away. unpaved road.may not be good if it's wet. But destination is really awesome experience, see lava rocks with so near distance....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank navinnew
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Very unique view of the lava beds and the effect of a vulcano eruption. Don't miss it, you will only see similar landscapes in a few places in the world

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carlos W
Reviewed August 19, 2016

PS: Not sure why Fantastic Lava Beds is title of this attraction; It should be rightly be titled Cinder Cone. I do not think many people would travel to this remote area (the last 6 miles of which is unpaved) to see the "Fantastic" Lava...More

Date of experience: August 2016
12  Thank sr325
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I thought this was pretty awesome. We bought torches for all our kids and we spent and hour wondering across and back. It is really interesting and out kids found the whole experience thrilling. It is a short walk from the car park, but there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed January 19, 2016

I get excited in the beginning, after awhile I only see black rocks. We climbed while heading to Butte Lake.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Mozou-Kozou
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is on the way to the cinder cone hike. Very flat and easy to get to these huge chunks of hardened lava that spewed from the cinder cone volcano so long ago. They lead back to the lake too so you can see them...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed October 1, 2015

We visited the Cinder Cone dormant volcano at Fantastic Lava Beds. It's a about a 7 mile dirt road to the beginning of the 4 mile round trip hike. Our honda minivan made it just fine. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the top of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Nitin G
Reviewed September 14, 2015

The walk along the Fantastic Lava Beds is easy enough (deep sandy trail, mostly shady). Cinder Cone at the end of the trail is something else entirely and is listed separately in TripAdvisor. This walk is shady along the edge of the lava beds, which...More

Date of experience: September 2015
4  Thank EBinLACA
Reviewed September 5, 2015

The Butte Lake Area of Lassen is remote, but still interesting. It's about 6 miles off Highway 44. Unpaved, but more manageable than some of the other unpaved roads in the park. There is a campground and a day use area near the lake which...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Rainier72
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