Great Scrambling Route to Lava Butte is a 6.1 mile out and back trail located near Henderson, Nevada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May.

6.1 miles
1,036 feet
Out & Back





no dogs

Best Views of Lake Mead & Lake Las Vegas Start hiking East towards the saddle. When you get to the saddle head South towards the peak. You are scrambling up and over Lava Rock. When you get to the top you will find a cairn with a sign in book. The views are breathtaking for 360*. Looking WestNorthWest is Frenchman Mountain. Also the views of Lake Mead & Lake Las Vegas are great.

9 months ago

Hard to miss Lava Butte but no good place to park, no trail or obvious starting point. Just like wandering in the desert following the red line of this map hoping I wasn't lost. Did this in Feb and beautiful views of the mountains, Lake Mead and Lake Las Vegas. Amazing rock variety-white powdery, orange, black lava-ish piles. More than I planned on as I did go too far south on the return. Pretty desolate like a different planet but very cool overall. Next time I would bring a buddy, more water. Never found the book that someone else mentioned.