Paulina Peak Trail 3951 is a hiking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Newberry National Volcanic Monument. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 7,965 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 213 feet. Paulina Peak (elevation 7,969 feet) is near the trailhead. There are also a viewpoint, parking, and restrooms.
Paulina Peak Trail 3951 Professional Reviews and Guides
"This trail loops around scenic Paulina Lake in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Mountain views. Get jazzed to run on sweet singletrack around Paulina Lake in the gorgeous Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This high-alpine run takes you past prime swimming beaches, piles of shiny black obsidian, and stellar views of 7,984-foot Paulina Peak. Bring bug juice—the mosquitoes can be fierce in the spring and summer. Rest rooms and water are available at the trailhead."
--Lizann Dunegan, Trail Running Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"A moderate to steep hike to the top of Paulina Peak, the highest point on the crater rim. From atop the mountain there are wonderful views into the crater, and you’ll see beyond as far as the conditions allow. On clear days, look for California’s Mount Shasta to the south.Before hiking to the top of Paulina Peak, you should know that there is a rough, unmaintained road leading to the same place. There is no turnaround at the top. In fact, you can begin hiking from the entrance station or the campground, or you can drive 0.5 mile up Forest Road 500 and park at an unmarked turnout, where the trail crosses the road."
--Donna Lynn Ikenberry, Hiking Oregon (Ikenberry) (Falcon Guides).
"Paulina Peak is the highest spot on the Newberry Caldera rim. With Paulina Lake sitting far below and the entire basin spread out before you, this is simply the best spot to really gain an appreciation for this magical area."
--Brittany Manwill , Day Hiking Bend and Central Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
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