Lava Cast Forest

photo: The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

Length: 0.90 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

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Location: In Deschutes National Forest, S of Bend on US 97.
State(s): Oregon
Counties: Deschutes
Longitude: -121.28831
Latitude: 43.81723

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Description

The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. The trail goes through a lava flow in which there are log casts of standing trees from when the lava flow occurred. There are a couple of sections on the trail that may be difficult for wheelchair accessibility.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 3%
Maximum Grade: 6%
Elevation Low Point: 5,750
Elevation High Point: 5,850
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Marv Lang
Deschutes National Forest
1230 NE 3rd St., Ste. A262
Bend , OR 97701
(541) 383-4793
melang@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon

 

Photos

The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

The Lava Cast Forest Trail is a paved, barrier-free interpretive trail. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

 

Wildflowers growing out of lava flow. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

Wildflowers growing out of lava flow. Photo by Linda Thomas and Lane Thomas.

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