This is an unpaved parking area giving access to this trailhead which access to the Crater Rim Trail #3957, which leads to the Paulina Peak Trail #3951.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or a valid recreation pass from May 1 through September 30.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: The Paulina Peak Trail  is closed to bikes and horses.
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then 13 miles east on Paulina Lake Road/County Road 21, and then 3/4 mile south on Forest Road 2100 500 to parking area on the right. (This is not the parking area at the very top of Paulina Peak.)

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