Lava Canyon Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From Vancouver, north on 1-5 to Highway 503, exit 21. Drive east 35 miles to Forest Service Road 83. Turn left and drive 10 miles to the signed trailhead at roads end.
one of the best hikes i've done!!
Super fun hike and great views! The suspension bridge is a trip, totally worth the drive up there!
love this! beautiful scenery and not to difficult!
A beautiful and very interesting hike in the misty rain and fog of early November
-Decent hike gets your blood pumping
-Walking over rocks sometimes
-Church group completed it with toddlers and pregnant women
Great trail not very busy at all ether. I was there mid day on a Saturday and felt like I was the only one there. The way back is a bit of an ass kicker but definitely worth it.
Couldn't have asked for a better hike on a Saturday morning. Arrived at 8:30am as the only car in the parking lot. Had the entire area to ourselves until we started the return trek and found the trail very busy and the parking lot packed. Worth getting up early for! Definitely heed other reviews regarding the various levels of difficulty on the trails. The last trail section is steep but totally worth it and very doable. Excellent hike.
The loop is fairly easy and most people can do it. On the loop there is a 125ft suspension bridge-very cool and very high(don't look down if your afraid of heights), but spectacular. From the suspension bridge there is a much more difficult trail that is marked by expert hikers only sign. I took it and ran into an old lady huffing up it lol. But use extreme caution on it as there are parts that drop off into the canyon 100 plus feet (especially hiking down it) it eventually comes to a 50 ft metal ladder hooked into a cliff that you take down to continue the hike. Loved this hike !
I loved this trail! it loops around from easy to difficult and they have a swing bridge. loved the scenery- saw snakes and chipmunk and the waterfalls are fantastic. great afternoon!