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Otherworldly Landscape

We enjoyed our ranger's talk about the lava fields. Then we walked a short way. Weather was hot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A little known gem

Paulina Peak has stunning views of the surround lands and s birds eye view at the twin lakes with... read more

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One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our ranger's talk about the lava fields. Then we walked a short way. Weather was hot and we are older and didn't feel we should go any further. Views were eerie but beautiful. We could see people driving and walking up Lava Butte....More

Thank SusieCameron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paulina Peak has stunning views of the surround lands and s birds eye view at the twin lakes with the obsidian flow between them is a sight not soon forgotten.

Thank gwylliam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here two times. The first time there was smoke in the air from forest fires,, but we still took the narrow road up to Lava Butte. You have to get a free ticket at the guard shack to take this drive, since the...More

Thank BillJoyce2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting park which highlights a caldera and large lava field. Walkways throughout but dint get to go see caldera because it opens late. We arruved at 9 but main portion and visitors center opens at 9. Many people walking trails and seemed a bit disappointed...More

Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us in our 60’s hiked through the cave. We were slower than most but enjoyed it nevertheless. I recommend wearing mechanics gloves or some other gloves for grip and hand protection.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take the shuttle bus from the parking lot below (runs every 20 minutes on summer days for like $2 per person). Bring a picnic bag lunch - there are picnic tables at the top parking lot area. spend time enjoying many different angled views...More

Thank NHFamilyORBound
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting park which will give you an interesting view at the volcanic activities. Also interesting for children. You could take a view from the top in crater.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a scenic gem. When walking around, there is the distinct feeling that you are walking on the moon, or some other planet. It is really cool! There is a shuttle bus to the highest point on the monument, and a nature trail...More

Thank sarah_2010067
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When exploring central Oregon's dramatic geology, make sure to make tie for the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Aside from the magnificent view of past geologic phenomena, there is a visitor center with information about the geologic history.

Thank Annastreckenbach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see and explore if you are in central Oregon. Travel to the top of Paulina Peak, sit lake side at Paulina or East Lake. Enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the obsidian flow. This is a one of a kind place in the...More

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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
this is a beautiful drive tithe falls you can get out and walk almos all the way aroud the falls there are a couple of be carefule areas, but its pretty safe. lots of red ants
October 12, 2017|
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Response from dpibutte37 | Reviewed this property |
Season: May 1 - October 11, Call NNVM hotline for up-to-date Monument information at 541-383-5700
Anita A
January 19, 2017|
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You've gotten accurate answers. I will add that the road to Paulina Peak is closed even after the rest of the place opens. It all depends on the snowfall the previous year. This year's snowfall is been very heavy, so if you... More