Explore the wonder and beauty of a dramatic
volcanic landscape on Volcanic Legacy Scenic
Byway, which stretches from Crater Lake in
Oregon to Mount Lassen in California, making
this byway America's Volcano to Volcano highway.
The volcanic activity of the past has created
unique geological formations such as wavy lava
flows and lava tube caves. Surrounding this
volcanic landscape is a wide diversity of
scenery. On this byway you can travel through or
near dense forests, broad wetlands and habitat
areas, pastoral grasslands, farms and ranches,
and well-managed timber resource lands.
The byway offers even more benefits than just the fascinating volcanic geology and scenery. Each season offers a different array of outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone. The beautiful green forests and mountains along the byway are home to hiking trails, including the nationally recognized Pacific Crest Trail, ski slopes, and great fishing and kayaking in clear, cool mountain streams and lakes. You can also enjoy viewing the hundreds of species of wildlife along the byway, including over one million birds at Klamath Lake during peak migration in the fall.