Paulina Lake

Bend, Oregon

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument is a massive 500-square-mile volcano that features stunning scenery, beautiful alpine lakes, miles of basalt flows, and incredible rhyolite flows of obsidian. Designated a national monument in 1990, the area is a popular location for campers and recreationalists throughout the year and is about 45 minutes south of Bend. The clear blue waters of picturesque Paulina Lake are the destination for this run. Sitting at an elevation of 6,340 feet on the western half of the 17-square-mile caldera, the lake is a must-see for the uninitiated and a quick favorite of those returning. The Paulina Lake Loop Trail circles the lake, hugging the shores in many areas while weaving in and out of ponderosa pines, open views, and rocky outcroppings.
Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

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Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon

by Lucas Alberg (Wilderness Press)

Newberry National Volcanic Monument is a massive 500-square-mile volcano that features stunning scenery, beautiful alpine lakes, miles of basalt flows, and incredible rhyolite flows of obsidian. Designated a national monument in 1990, the area is a popular location for campers and recreationalists throughout the year and is about 45 minutes south of Bend.

The clear blue waters of picturesque Paulina Lake are the destination for this run. Sitting at an elevation of 6,340 feet on the western half of the 17-square-mile caldera, the lake is a must-see for the uninitiated and a quick favorite of those returning. The Paulina Lake Loop Trail circles the lake, hugging the shores in many areas while weaving in and out of ponderosa pines, open views, and rocky outcroppings.

© 2016 Lucas Alberg/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bend
Distance: 8.25
Elevation Gain: 680 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: May–October, sunrise–sunset Best:Summer
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Newberry National Volcanic Monument, 541-383-5700, tinyurl.com/newberrynvm
Local Maps: Bend, Oregon, Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc.($12, adventuremaps.net)
Driving Directions: Directions to Paulina Lake

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