Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Bend

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  • Visiting Central Oregon has so many outdoor activities and Newberry Volcanic Area is a must. A $5 day use fee gets you access to tons of hiking and site-seeing adventures. Paulina Peak, Paulina falls,...  more »
  • There are several things to look if you are visiting the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, but this review focuses exclusively on Big Obsidian Flow. We had a very warm september day, so that is why I would strongly recommend to bring enough drinks! When you arrive to the small parking lot, there is a short walk before reaching the actual "obsidian mountain". From here, there is then a short circular route, which requires a certain diligence due to the very uneven surfaces. Along the way you encounter on the many impressive obsidianer-some of them are extremely large. Up from the top you have an absolutely stunning views of the area, which is just south of Bend. When we were there, we also had the great pleasure of being almost even, since it is not a completely overcrowded tourist attraction.
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  • There is a 7-8 mile trail above both Paulina and East Lake that runs the rim of the caldera. You can hit it from multiple points around the lake. The hike down on the trail from the Paulina Peak overl...  more »
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