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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 didn't hike all the areas. We took the 1 mile Interpretive walk from the Visitors Center. My kids (7 & 10) and he adults enjoyed the information and scenery. Due to time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't hike all the areas. We took the 1 mile Interpretive walk from the Visitors Center. My kids (7 & 10) and he adults enjoyed the information and scenery. Due to time constraints we decided to forgo the bus ride to the top & went to Check out the lava tube caves. Enjoyable day.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you make the drive up to Paulina Peak first thing, the views are absolutely amazing! You can see both crater lakes and the Obsidian flow from the top. Don't take a trailer up to the peak as the road is washboard. After the peak, head down to the Obsidian flow and hike through the sparkling flow of Obsidian... More 

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Mosier, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

went with 15 & 9 yr olds. Great hike, plenty of places to stop & talk as well. Discussed the economics of such a find for early natives. Its all sharp and scary enough to make the boys stop and think, go prepared for discussions and wonderful views of the area is one of the rewards. Bring a small brush... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We did the walk trail first self guided. Then took the bus trip up to the top it's worth it. The Forest Ranger was nice and very informative up at the top. Spectacular!

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Los Gatos, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to be at the top of a cinder cone. The views of the lava fields around the cone were amazing and to see that rock had barely deteriorated after 7000 years. We went on a weekday at first opening so we didn't have a wait to drive up. They only let a few cars up at a... More 

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Ardmore, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We didn't have time to visit all the areas, although we did walk through lava areas and the caves. We really enjoyed the views.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As people have mentioned in their reviews - make sure the area is open before you go (we went in July so no issue there). The Lava Cast forest was loved by our whole family and the wildflowers were blooming among the lava rock! It is an unpaved road for 9ish miles - a bit washboardy but a good gravel... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went off Hwy 97 at exit 151 signposted Newberry Caldera & Paulina Lake. It's one long climb to the lake. Took the Obsidian Flow trail which is fascinating. You do need closed toe shoes, take care as it's glass & it rises in elevation quite a bit, so makes us oldies puff! Beautiful views & interesting information boards. Stayed at... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Should be one of the natural wonders of the world. Volcanic wonder in the middle of nowhere. Short hike to top to overlook the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We hiked up the obsidian trail and took lots of photos; it is spectacular. Visited the lakes and hiked down to the waterfalls. Definitely worth the visit.

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Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend

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