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Paulina Creek Falls - Newberry Crater Volcanic Monument

A nice 6 mile cross-country ski to Paulina Falls in the winter.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview:  In the winter time the Peter Ogden trailhead is the furthest the road to Paulina Lake is plowed (mostly for snowmobile use). From... more »

Tips:  Directions:
22 miles south of Bend on U.S. 97 take a left onto Service Road 21 following signs towards Paulina Lake. Follow this road... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Peter Ogden Trailhead

This is usually the last point that the road is plowed to in the winter. You have your choice of cross-country skiing up the Paulina Lake Road or following the track in this guide through the woods along Paulina Creek to the falls. In the summer time you can drive up the road to the parking area directly next to the falls. There are lots of... More

2. Paulina Falls

This 60 foot falls is beautiful in the winter time as it is lined with ice. I've been ice climbing on it but you must wait for really cold weather to try this (the orange section of ice I've colored in one of the photos broke off on one of my friends = dangerous). Make sure to get some photos from all the viewpoints of the falls.

3. Paulina Lake Outlet

If you have time walk up the trail a bit further to check out the outlet of Paulina Lake.