Paulina Peak Observation Site

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

The summit of Paulina Peak with an elevation of 7,984 feet, is the highest point on the Newberry Volcano.  This site offers a grand overview of the Newberry Caldera, the south and west flanks of the Newberry Volcano, the Cascades, the Fort Rock Basin, and much of central Oregon. On a clear day, the Cascade Range is visible extending into California (Mt. Shasta) and Washington (Mt. Adams). 

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. 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 and valid recreation passes from May 1 through September 30.
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Bend, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then 12.9 miles east on County Road 21/Paulina Lake Road, and then 4.1 miles south on Forest Road 2100 500. Vehicles less than 23' in length (passenger cars, pick-ups and vans) can be driven on this steep and dusty road, however, it is quite rough and narrow in some places. This area is often inaccessible and closed due to snow until early July and will close in late October/early November depending on snow conditions.


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Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Access to the Paulina Peak Trail #3951 which accesses the Crater Rim Trail #3957.

Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.68889

  Longitude : 
-121.25472

  Elevation : 
8000

 

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