Little Crater Trail

In Newberry National Volcanic Monument, this trail offers scenic views of two lakes, Paulina Peak, and the Big Obsidian Flow.

At a Glance

Fees: There is no fee to use the trail, but parking requires a recreation pass.
Restrictions: Hiker Only
Closest Towns: LaPine, OR
Passes: Recreation Pass Site: $5 Day Use fee or $30 Annual Pass or other valid Recreation Passes.  Click here for passes that are accepted.

General Information


Trailheads are located at the first boatramp parking area of Little Crater Campground and at the north end of the campground. It can also be accessed from the Paulina Lakeshore Trail #3955, which passes through the Little Crater Campground.


Day Hiking

Viewing Scenery

Views of Paulina Peak and the Big Obsidian Flow are available from this trail.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

  Elevation : 
6330 - 6850