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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks...
One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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We only had time to visit the northern edge of the monument, including Lava Butte summit and ridge trail, the trail to the lookout, and a hike through the Lava Cast forest. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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portland, oregon
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portland, oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We only had time to visit the northern edge of the monument, including Lava Butte summit and ridge trail, the trail to the lookout, and a hike through the Lava Cast forest. We had previously done the Paulina Lake loop trail on a past visit. The shuttle to Lava Butte is a nice new option if you're in a hurry... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Spent an entire day in and around the park, walked a couple of miles around East Lake shoreline by the hot springs. Hiked up and down the Obsidian flow, which is the largest pile of broken glass, and looks like being on another planet. Drove to the top of Paulina Peak, its a gravel road, but is easily accessible by... More 

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great experience. First, we took the bus up to where the open crater is visible. You can climb the tower for views of the area and as far as you can see there is lava! We walked around the crater exploring the colors and the surrounds before taking the bus back down. When we got down we... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped and hiked all over the place. The falls were amazing even though the water level is low. We did the obsidian loop and we're struck by the stark difference between the forrest and the rocks. We went to the East lake resort to eat our lunch and it was beautiful, although very windy. Good variety of easy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We hiked on the Deschutes River Trail from the parking lot at Benham East to Dillon Falls. Approx 10 miles total. Wow! One of the most beautiful hikes we've ever done. Trail is mostly flat and follows the river. Awesome views, falls and meadows along the way. Very peaceful as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great views, but beware around Paulina Lake. Mosquitoes are swarming this time of year. The view from the crater rim gives an expansive view of Central and Eastern Oregon. Be sure to check out the obsidian flow trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You can take two days to enjoy this amazing place...from climbing lava fields , hiking around lakes and waterfalls, they may call this a monument but it is a Park with tons to do and see.. Breathtaking!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a national Volcano Park! Yep! You heard me. There's a glass mountain!! And dig your own hot lava hot baths! This park is Wild!!! The natives from all over made a yearly trek here in the fall to harvest the spawned salmon, make obsidian arrow heads and celebrate together. It is a magical place

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Newberry Caldera during the only clear day of our stay. Also visited the lava cast forest and Benjamin falls. We advised to skip the cave by one of the volunteers we know.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Absolutely fascinating place to visit. Seeing both old and new volcanic activity was absolutely mesmerizing. This is a must do for your trip to Central Oregon.

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