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Fantastic Lava Beds

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Most amazing lava tubes

Very unique view of the lava beds and the effect of a vulcano eruption. Don't miss it, you will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlos W
Brasilia, DF
very fun, exciting,

its a great place to visit/explore, it was my first time there with my girl and our kids. are... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Sacramento, California
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A thick black sheet of lava covers several square miles.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lake area” (2 reviews)
“every step” (2 reviews)
“cinder cone” (14 reviews)
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Carlos W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

its a great place to visit/explore, it was my first time there with my girl and our kids. are there real ghosts in the Lava Tubes?

Thank dchildress69
Reviewed 19 August 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

8  Thank sr325
Reviewed 3 July 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

2  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 20 January 2016

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

1  Thank Mozou-Kozou
Reviewed 3 December 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

2  Thank Palmgirl33
Reviewed 2 October 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

3  Thank Nitin G
Reviewed 15 September 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

4  Thank EBinLACA
Reviewed 5 September 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

4  Thank Rainier72
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The beds are large chunks of lava that came out of the base of the Cinder Cone. The top of much of them are coated with cinders that changed color depending on the heat of the lava they landed on, giving the top surface a...More

1  Thank toghome
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