Trail of the Molten Land #3922 is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bend, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.0 miElevation gain124 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shade
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Short interpretive trail at Lava Lands Visitor Center in Newberry Crater National Monument. An excellent family outing on a paved trail with very interesting landscape!

There is a $5 day pass fee to explore the area if you don't have a Northwest Forest Service Permit.

The visitor center is 11.7 miles south from Bend on Highway 97.

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Helen Keith
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Great short hike. Paved and pretty heavily travelled with great views!

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Heather Watts
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Beautiful accessible trail. Very windy, not sure if that is usually the weather or if it happen to be a very windy day, but it was somewhat difficult to stay on the trail. Amazing views of Mt. Bachelor and the Sisters.

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Just Right
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great view and trail. sad the visitor center was closed.

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Fakename Realperson
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Chase Puentes
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Absolutely incredible views of Mt Bachelor, the Sisters mountains, and the surrounding lava field and forests. So stunning and such cool geologic information along the interpretive trail! So happy I made it out on a mostly clear day

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Shauna Love
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Gericault Starczewski
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Manon Nectoux
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Very cool walk in the middle of the lava bed ! If you are in the Bend area and into geology, this one is a must !

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Rachel Knight
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Vishnu Reddy
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Little slippery on the way down caus of melting snow but it was worth the trip up the view was spectacular

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April Wharton
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Nice, a little of the path was covered in some snowy ice patches. But still great

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Michael Sullivan
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beautiful in the snow

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Heather Mewes
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There is lava. Excellent family outing. Paved trail. Interesting landscape. Visitor Center and facilities are currently closed.

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Ken R
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Laurel Wonder
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Lovely little loop with some informative signs

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Heather Burke
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nice paved trail. enjoyed the interpretive signs

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Julie Nitzschke
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Really interesting walk - very other-worldly and a surprise landscape for central Oregon

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Roni Perez
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easy paved trail, highly trafficked in August

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Andrew McDaniel
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Very family friendly walk with beautiful views of the cascade range. No shade so time your walk appropriately.

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Veronica Bradbury
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Don’t miss this incredible hike! Super easy for nearly anyone, perhaps with exception of the last 350 yards to the amazing vista. Very few people the afternoon we went. Normally Hike in the am to avoid crowds & heat. There is literally no shade on the trail so please wear sunblock and hat.

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Steven Surdi
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Pretty damn neat! Also check out the lava caves!!

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Andrew Kaylor
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Great views of the surrounding area and volcanic rock. The whole trail is paved and has multiple informative signs to read along the way. Not too busy on a weekday (7/28/20).

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Kelly Dallum
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nice walk/hike. All paved trail, no cover. narrow walkway. steep in spots to lookout. Beautiful views.

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ProfoundSilence Photography
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Nice paved walk for anyone. Cool lava field.

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Brian Kindle
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Liz Chandran
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Paved path through otherworldly lava flow. Some Elevation, beautiful view at the top.

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Kelli Kennedy
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Pretty short little hike. Cool views and information stations along the way. Amazing history.

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Molly Liepins
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Join a Ranger guided hike. It's worth it! Very impressive and easy hike for young (3yo) & even for grand parents.

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