Newberry Crater Trail to East Lake Hot Springs

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Newberry Crater Trail to East Lake Hot Springs is a 3.4 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 best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.4 miles
364 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




hot springs


wild flowers

27 days ago

Firstly, this map is not accurate. The hike has you ending at a campground, on the other side of the road from the lake. The hot springs are right along the lake side. You can park .1 mike from the hot springs at Hot Springs Boat Ramp. Secondly, the walk along the trail from the other boat ramp/campground was silly. If you want the walk then walk along the lake shore.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Just follow along the shore if you're trying to reach the springs, you will have to scale some rocks and it can get dicey if you're trying to reach the main hot pool. There are smaller pools that are about half way along the shore from the boat ramp, but they were a little murky. There is also a strong sulfur smell!

Monday, September 05, 2016

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.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Great fishing spots along trail