Newberry Crater Trail to East Lake Hot Springs is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible from May until October.
This is a pretty lousy hike. The trail you are taking is actually the Newberry Crater Trail. Referring to this as "East Lake Hot Springs" is confusing, because there's actually no signage anywhere using that name. And the trail doesn't have anything to do with the springs, either; it takes you near the hot springs, but doesn't go to them. If that's what you're looking for, it will be a shorter hike and you'll need to divert off the path. The first portion of the hike is through nice forest area, then travels past an obsidian flow and into what we were told was an abandoned campground. From there, you're just following along under powerlines the rest of the way. No views to speak of, unless you scramble up the hill to the top of the obsidian flows which provides a nice view of East Lake. Not worth it, though, when there are so many better hikes in the area.
Great fishing spots along trail