Newberry Crater Rim Loop

La Pine, Oregon

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Here’s a classic singletrack trail, which circles Paulina and East Lakes, two glacial melts cradled within a huge caldera and surrounded by giant obsidian flows. The route climbs steeply for several miles along the crater rim, offering plenty of opportunities to view the lakes and Paulina Peak. Designated as a wildlife refuge, these lakes support a number of unusual birds and animals. Just when you thought things couldn’t get much better, there is a thrilling singletrack descent back to your starting point. Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, gravel road, and pavement.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

Here’s a classic singletrack trail, which circles Paulina and East Lakes, two glacial melts cradled within a huge caldera and surrounded by giant obsidian flows. The route climbs steeply for several miles along the crater rim, offering plenty of opportunities to view the lakes and Paulina Peak.

Designated as a wildlife refuge, these lakes support a number of unusual birds and animals. Just when you thought things couldn’t get much better, there is a thrilling singletrack descent back to your starting point. Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, gravel road, and pavement.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: La Pine
Distance: 18.9
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Season: Best mid-July through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,300 feet
Top Elevation: 7,550 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Newberry Crater Rim Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

8/27/2005
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We picked up this trail from East Lake Resort by climbing 2 miles up a gravel road...a good climb to get loosened up. The single track began through a somewhat thick pine forest on a fine gravely surface. The vegitation obscured any real views of the lakes below until about the 4 mile point where we were able to see a panoramic view of both East and Paulina Lakes from atop a cinder-covered slope above the west edge of East lake. This view was magnificent and worth stopping for. At this point the climb was pretty much over. We hit the descent portion of the trail and were able to let it rip but watch for soft spots as they tend to sneek up on you here. The descent was a rather steep 2.5 mile good time ending at the west edge of paulina lake. Overall this was an enjoyable ride...I would do it again.


9/7/2004
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