Lava River Cave

Bend, OR
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Need to escape the heat or want to hike somewhere different, check out Lava Rive Cave! This cave is a constant 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Open May-September, this trail is a 1 mile in and 1 mile out hike. Only a few places where you need to crouch a little, otherwise a very large cave, no need to worry about claustrophobia. Plan ahead, composting toilets before entering the cave, but nothing once you are in. Bring a flashlight, or rent a high powered one at the booth when checking in for $5. Some stairs and places with uneven footing, but the majority is a sandy path. The parking lot can fill up on weekends during the summer, plan to arrive at opening (9am) or shortly before closing (5pm) to grab a space. Admittance to the cave is closed after 4pm. Check the website for more specific hours of operation.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5 day pass or Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased at check in booth.

Trail Contributor

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Hello! I am one of the Branch Ambassadors for the Bend, Oregon branch. My daughter was born July 2015 and I didn’t discover HiB until May 2016! I wish I had found it sooner! We find getting outside calms us. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, rainy, windy, or even snowing, we always try and get out! We are blessed with so many wonderful trails and places to explore near by. I originally founded the Whidbey Island, Washington Branch after discovering HiB.