Crater Rim Trail

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

This trail is within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and can be accessed from the Peak Trailhead, 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. 
Those requiring parking for backpacking should use the Peak Trailhead which is located at the base of the Paulina Peak road ascent or the Crater Trailhead which is on county road 21 just past the East Lake RV Park.  Display a valid recreation pass where ‘recreation fee required’ is posted.

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

Directions:

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.


Activities


Bicycling

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Mountain Biking

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Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Related Information

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
21.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6330 - 7600

 



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