AAA Editor Notes
Lava Butte Area is 11 mi. s. of Bend on US 97 within Deschutes National Forest. The 500-foot cinder cone is one of more than 400 cones in the Deschutes National Forest formed from volcanic eruptions. A road spirals to an observation lookout at the top; shuttles are available. The lookout is closed when extreme fire danger or visible smoke is present. A .25-mile hiking trail surrounds the rim.
The Lava Lands Visitor Center offers interpretive dioramas, displays and information.