Big Lava Bed
Jul 04, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Big Lava Bed
- Region: South Cascades -- Columbia Gorge
- Agency: USFS Mount Adams Ranger District
- Avg Rating: 3.20
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
The trail is in fact along the PCT. From the trail head it is just a few hundred meters before encountering the lava bed. The trail runs along and through the lava bed. Slightly further the lava in some places is 4-5 meters high. The trail in itself is easy going.
After some 3 miles the trail takes a course to the south and the lava bed edge is out of sight. The forest is mainly open with nice views. Following the trail brought me up to the Big Huckleberry Mountain. Going up was more steep than on the trail from Big Lava Bed. But is was worthwhile for the views of Mt. Adams to the east and Mts Jefferson and Hood to the south.