Looking for a great trail in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Newberry National Volcanic Monument ranging from 0.6 to 7.5 miles and from 4,511 to 6,738 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
11 days ago

Visited here on 10-11-19. Short walk to the falls. Lake is close by as well.

hiking
rocky
snow
12 days ago

This is fabulously unique. Definitely not your typical hike through the woods. It is short and relatively easy, but beyond the first viewpoint there are a couple of areas where you have to negotiate some big pieces of sharp obsidian almost the size of a boulder.

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Paved path through otherworldly lava flow. Some Elevation, beautiful view at the top.

I would recommend this trail to anyone wanting to see large pieces of obsidian and to look at the awesome power of lava flows. Not much shade and can get pretty bright and hot during the summer. Highly recommend.

hiking
16 days ago

Two beautiful waterfalls. The falls are really pretty and totally worth it to visit. There is a very short hike to the bottom of the falls.

Hiked 10/5. About 2 inches snow on ground. The two steepest parts of the trail were very icy. Not bad going up, but we decided to come down on the road to avoid them on the way back. Great workout, great for our dogs. So many beautiful views. Infinitely better than just driving up there. Definitely recommend. Trail well marked. Not crowded.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
17 days ago

We started the hike from the second parking lot. From the second parking lot, the trail is 2 miles one way meaning this trail is a little steep. When we hiked, in some parts of the trail where it is mostly in the shadow, the trail is icy. That makes it difficult to hike. So if you use micro-spikes, it will be very useful and much safer specially when you hike down. There are many fantastic viewpoints on this trail. But the view at the top (Paulina Overlook), is fabulous. Both Paulina lake and East lake are visible with the view of the Cascades and forest. It is really splendid! We were lucky that it was completely clear and sunny. If you don't want to hike, you could drive all the way up to the overlook. One of my friends drove up there and gave me a ride back down which was nice given the icy conditions of the trail.

Parking lot was closed so began hike at the campground next door. Hiked clockwise around the lake and enjoyed all of the beauty and various terrain it offered. Hot springs were cool! Only issue was a sign around 5 miles saying that the trail was closed for tree removal from the group camping area to the end of the trail. We were not about to turn around and walk 5 miles BACK so we kept going. I would suggest they place signs of trail closure at EVERY parking area. Would definitely hike again!

amazing experience! great cave, make sure to wear proper shoes and bring warm clothes ( I'd even recommend gloves). if you didn't bring a flashlight rent one. the light on your phone will not cut it!

Super interesting! I can see why dogs aren't allowed. This trail would chew up their paws.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

The parking is a huge issue. I would suggest getting there at opening. It’s also smart to definitely rent the $5 light because it’s DARK and small flashlights won’t cut it. Very very slippery because of the sand on the rocks so be careful!

hiking
30 days ago

Pleasant, lots of trees. Easy trail to follow.

Pretty short little hike. Cool views and information stations along the way. Amazing history.

This touristy place tends to be a bit busy, but there are clearly reasons why it's so popular. It was a short wait for parking, but that's okay...better than having the cave itself backed up with people. There's a very brief, informative talk to attend before checking in to explore the cave. Heads up: don't bring anything with you, or on you, that has been in another cave or that you may want to take into some other cave. It will be explained better during the talk, but basically even 10 years after an item has been exposed to fungus in another cave, it could carry spores and spread white nose syndrome (WNS) - devastating for bats. Anyhow, it is a really cool cave. Literally, too - bring warm clothes no matter what the outside weather is like. It's a great hike for kids, though it might not be the best match for all little ones.

hiking
1 month ago

It was challenging without a doubt, but worth it for the views. Not a fan of the ending being a parking lot full of people taking photos and talking on their phones though, kind of sullied the feeling of accomplishment for us. Just a little too people-y up there for me.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun and easy cave hike. First portion of the cave has railings and grated portions for the worst of the trail. We did see quite a few people slipping and falling, so go slow over those portions and don't wear street shoes if you want traction. Some low ceilings throughout. Headlamps are a must.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing

hiking
off trail
scramble
1 month ago

Extremely little traffic, middle of nowhere, was really nice to be alone out in the wilderness. Surrounded by trees. Has some steep parts that had the calves burning. Right before the trail ends there's this energy in the air that's palpable and wonderous to feel. The scramble at the end was tough and the ground was mostly sand, ash, and small stones that continually shifted out from under you, definitely be careful of the ankles. The view of East Lake and Paulina Lake was gorgeous! I made it to the viewpoint right as the sun was starting to set. The beautiful colors with the backdrop of the mountains was just glorious! The trail coming down was nice and easy sloping downhill. Had the sun setting at my front and the moon rising at my back. It was just amazing!

Beautiful views, very steep in some sections. Small gravel pull out on the right. Trailhead is on the left :) We even saw some deer on trail.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great big beautiful Obsidian rocks everywhere. Illegal to remove from the trail with a 500.00 fine. Trail is easy but there are stairs at the beginning of the trail. Not good for disabilities. Dogs must wear shoes as the rocks are prolific and jutt out of the ground very sharp, and could easily injure your pup. I

hiking
1 month ago

Specific trailhead was a bit hard to find, and the peak was a parking lot. Steep hike at first but the views were pretty!

easy hike to the top and back. So much obsidian!!!! Anybody could do this hike.,Great views of flow, the trees, and Paulina Lake. Not supposed to take any obsidian from the site, but as long as its a small piece, I don't see the harm.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

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