Crater Rim Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and can be accessed from the Cinder Hill Trailhead or Paulina Day Use Site. It is a difficult 21 mile round trip trail and provides the ultimate destination for high country trails for this area.

At a Glance

Fees Recreation Pass Site - Vehicle Permit - $5.00 Day Pass or $30.00 Annual Pass or other valid Recreation Passes
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


This trail has many access points and connectors to other trails including Paulina Lakeshore Trail #3955, Paulina Peak Trail #3951, Lost Lake Trail #3958.2, Parallel Trail #3958.3, and Swamp Wells Trail #3961.



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Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
21.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6330 - 7600


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