Peter Skene Ogden Trail

Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain1,007ft
Trailhead Elevation6,355ft
Elevation Min/Max5653/6355ft
Elevation Start/End6355/6355ft

Peter Skene Ogden Trail

Peter Skene Ogden Trail is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Deschutes National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 6,355 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,007 feet. Along the trail there are viewpoints. This trail connects with the following: Paulina Lakeshore Trail and Crater Rim Trail 3957.

Peter Skene Ogden Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is one of those very satisfying rides that give you a lot for what you put in to it. The trail parallels scenic Paulina Creek. The stream cascades into inviting pools and forms beautiful waterfalls.

You can muse on mountain peaks while enjoying refreshments at Paulina Lake Lodge. The dirt road descent is fast and exhilarating. The surface of the trail is soft with accumulations of pumice dust. There are a few steep pitches and some intricate pedaling through rocky terrain, but most everything is rideable. The trailhead is approximately 25 miles south of Bend."

"The Peter Skene Ogden Trail consists of singletrack, doubletrack, and paved roads. The 9-mile singletrack portion of the ride is uphill only and parallels the picturesque Paulina Creek, which is full of swirling pools and tumbling falls.

The trail takes you to Paulina Lake, which is a good place to take a refreshing plunge. You’ll have an exhilarating descent on paved Paulina Lake Road back to your starting point. Trail surface: Paved road, gravel road, doubletrack, singletrack."

Peter Skene Ogden Trail Reviews

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We had a nice hike here. But there are some definite pros/cons. The big pro is that you don't feel really as if you are going uphill as it is a gradual elevation gain. The trail leads along a creek and the landscape is typical Eastern Oregon. There are a few spots along the trail to get a great view of the mountains. Along the route there are places to access the water if you are willing to do a little scrambling. It ends at a beautiful waterfall that would be perfect for swimming on a hot day. You could tell it is a popular trail for bikes and horses - but we didn't see any. Which is good, because the trail is actually quite narrow. We were a big group and wanted to visit as we hiked and this trail made that mostly impossible as it is really a single file trail.
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We were too busy gasping for oxygen to really enjoy the ride up. I suppose if I did it again I'd try to find these common access points to the creek and make it a day long event with jumping in the creek etc. Till themn I'll leave this one to you studs out their.

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Trail Information

Deschutes National Forest
Nearby City
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Deschutes National Forest
Local Contacts
The district map of the Bend Ranger District, USGS Paulina Peak and Finley Butte
Local Maps

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Nov 2018