Newberry Crater Trail

Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon

Elevation Gain2,505ft
Trailhead Elevation6,349ft
Elevation Min/Max6347/7296ft
Elevation Start/End6349/6349ft

Newberry Crater Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Crater Rim Trail 3957 and Silica 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."

Newberry Crater Trail Reviews

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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.
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Trail Information

Newberry National Volcanic Monument
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Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Deschutes National Forest
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Nov 2018