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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
541-383-5300
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Not a well publicized National Monument - our third trip to Bend but first here. Will definitely comeback for a more in depth day or days here - looks like an awesome ascents up to Paulina peak for a cyclist.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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287 reviews 287 reviews
128 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed Butte Drive, Paulina Falls, Obsidian Trail and a brief visit to East Lake --- but unfortunately we got some inaccurate information from park staff. We were told that the road to the Lava Cast Forest Trail was in good condition --- um NO it wasn't --- condition of road was horrible. Washboard conditions the entire way so the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We hiked Paulina Peak for a beautiful view of the area, and then did the obsidian trail loop, which was short but very interesting.

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Springfield, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I found the Newberry National Volcanic Monument to be very interesting and informative. There is a very nice visitor center with great information about volcanoes and the historical background of the volcanic activity in the area. It was really amazing to learn about the extent of the activity as well as the time span covered by the various eruptions. There... More

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Federal Way
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Be sure to visit the Big Obsidian Flow (wear protective shoes!) and Paulina Falls. Don't try to drive to the top of the peak unless you're familiar with driving on washboard gravel and aren't afraid of heights.

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Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
65 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have been driving around Oregon for 4 weeks and came to Bend, the nature lover's paradise. Spent 2 out of our 8-day visit for Bend in Newberry where there were so much to do, see, photograph, and hike. We visited and hiked at every sites, and took loads of beautiful photos with diverse landscape. Recommend that you first stop... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wow, this place was all awesome! Get yourself a multi-day park pass (which lasts 3 days but is only the cost of 2 one-day passes) in case you are too wowed to leave after just the first day. You can day-trip to each of these from Bend, or stay nearby in SunRiver, or camp. Good options in many attraction locations... More

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Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The obsidian flow trail was incredible. The hike to Paulina Peak was challenging for me but worth the effort. You can also drive to the peak, but the hike was wonderful. I loved this day trip from Bend.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Paulina Lake is good, but East Lake is better. Travel carefully up to Paulina Peak--extremely bumpy, one lane road, but view is gorgeous! Obsidian flow was interesting. BEWARE of the porta- potties as everyone we stopped at stunk immensely!!

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Stockton, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great natural resource in Oregon. We visited Lava Lands and traveled up to the top of the butte, which was spectacular. We also went to Paulina Peak. a really scary drive to the top. The road is one lane, gravel and is a long way UP. The view was amazing - you can see both Paulina and East Lakes.... More

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