Newberry Crater Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Newberry National Volcanic Monument. It is 9.1 miles long and begins at 6,349 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,505 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, parking, and an information. The Hot Springs Campground and Chief Paulina Horse Camp sites can be seen along the trail. There is also an amphitheater along the trail.
Newberry Crater Trail Professional Reviews and 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."
--Lizann Dunegan, Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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