Paulina Lakeshore Loop

Beulah, Oregon

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The loop hike around Paulina Lake is located in the 50,000-acre Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a national preserve that was established in 1990. At the heart of this national monument is the 500-square-mile Newberry Caldera crater, which houses Paulina and East Lakes. Paulina Lake (250 feet deep) and East Lake (180 feet deep) were a single very large lake until lava flows split them apart approximately 6,200 years ago. Today these two lakes are designated as a wildlife refuge supporting bald eagles, ducks, geese, ospreys, and tundra swans. Mammals roaming the shores and surrounding peaks and valleys include badgers, black bears, deer, elk, and pine martens. These lakes are also popular with anglers, and you’ll most likely see them fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, and blackwater trout. The blackwater trout were introduced to the lake to help control the populations of tui chub fish that have reproduced rapidly in Paulina and East Lakes and threaten the quality of the trout catch in both lakes.
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

The loop hike around Paulina Lake is located in the 50,000-acre Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a national preserve that was established in 1990. At the heart of this national monument is the 500-square-mile Newberry Caldera crater, which houses Paulina and East Lakes. Paulina Lake (250 feet deep) and East Lake (180 feet deep) were a single very large lake until lava flows split them apart approximately 6,200 years ago.

Today these two lakes are designated as a wildlife refuge supporting bald eagles, ducks, geese, ospreys, and tundra swans. Mammals roaming the shores and surrounding peaks and valleys include badgers, black bears, deer, elk, and pine martens. These lakes are also popular with anglers, and you’ll most likely see them fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, and blackwater trout. The blackwater trout were introduced to the lake to help control the populations of tui chub fish that have reproduced rapidly in Paulina and East Lakes and threaten the quality of the trout catch in both lakes.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Beulah
Distance: 7.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-4 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Rd., Bend; (541) 383-5300; www.fs.usda.gov/main/centraloregon/home
Local Maps: USGS Paulina Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Paulina Lakeshore Loop

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