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A short hike with spectacular views at the end of the trail or the top of the Crater. Along the path you will see a tree trunk consumed by lava and frozen in time!

A steep out and back trail. Great views of the surrounding area and a history lesson once you reach the top. The petroglyphs are near by, be sure to get a guide out of the metal box that explains the petroglyphs at each numbered stake.

hiking
10 months ago

Really good trail! Gives great views of lava features and views of the nearby national forest. You'll see lots of lizards and birds. The footing is mainly pea gravel and large pore pummus stone. I'm an avid barefooter but I had to toss on my sandals about 1/2 mile into the hike, the wide pores on the pummus stone have worn down sharp in many places, so be careful with hand and foot holds! On your way out definitely stop in the Heppe Ice Cave to cool off! It's on your way out of the access road from the trailhead.

loved glass mountain wth kiddos a great birthday surprise for my son turning ten! super heat coming off glass stunning views

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

nice short hike. the views are very nice from the top of the crater.

hiking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

nice short loop, flowers were good

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great hike. When I worked at Lava Beds it was my after work hike many evenings

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Very good long hike in Lava Beds. Gets you more out into the wilderness than the other hikes in the Monument

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Lots of mosquitos. Some breeze but not enough to cool down or blow away bugs. Full sun the entire hike. The trail doesn't actually go to the top of the butte but skirts to the north and west, which was disappointing to me as I wanted to sit in a nice breeze and enjoy a view. But due to Lava Beds being famous for snakes, I didn't want to bushwhack up the thing and risk a snake encounter, so I just reversed direction and headed back quickly to not get eaten alive by the bugs. There were some very pretty wildflowers and several meadowlarks.

walking
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Can anyone provide an exact location for me to put in my gps for this?

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015

Beautiful.

walking
Saturday, February 08, 2014

Visited the petroglyphs on this butte. They're all behind a chain link fence to protect them from vandalism. Luckily I had my 300mm lens so I could get decent shots of the art. It's about a half mile walk round trip.

hiking
Sunday, November 03, 2013

Fun hike, it was cool to see the rocks change beneath your feet, we actually spent about 3 hours following the 'trail', before turning back.

hiking
Sunday, October 28, 2012

So cool to see but don't try to climb off trail that stuff is sharp! I made the mistake of trying to follow my boyfriend when he wanted to explore and cell and cut myself lol. Oops.

hiking
Friday, August 06, 2010

A great hike for geology nuts and people who like sharp things. The trail isn't really well marked past a certain point, but that just means you choose your own adventure. Sweeping views off to the north and northeast at trail's end - even a glimpse of nearby Lava Beds National Monument on clear days. This was a tool source used by natives for hundreds of miles around, but nowadays more or less in the middle of nowhere, so it's good for a bit of peace and quiet.

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6 months ago

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8 months ago

on Glass Mountain Trail

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Saturday, July 04, 2015