Paulina Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Paulina Creek Falls Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

snow

In the winter time the Peter Ogden trailhead is the furthest the road to Paulina Lake is plowed (mostly for snowmobile use). From this trailhead you'll head through the woods for almost 3 miles to the 60 foot beautiful waterfall. If you have time continue on up the trail just a little further to check out the outlet of Paulina Lake.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with mild very gradual elevation gain and stunning waterfall at the end! There is a snowmobile trail that also leads to the falls, so be sure you find the trail through the woods off to the side of the snowmobile trail so you can enjoy the beautiful forest. The snowshoeing or cross country skiing trail is a little hard to find from the very start, but is easily visible from the cabin just a few feet up the snowmobile trail. The forest trail is also well marked with blue diamonds on the trail throughout the entirety. Highly recommend also checking out the lower falls viewpoint only 1/4 mile down in addition to upper level lookout. Of note, you need a Sno Park pass to park for this hike which we didn’t find listed anywhere else!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail sucks. In the directions description it says to take the Peter Skeen Ogden trail but the map takes you to a snowmobile trail that is 2.5 miles of dust and boring. The waterfall at the end was breathtaking though.

hiking
9 months ago

To Shayla - that means you went to the wrong place.

hiking
9 months ago

Nothing but hiking on a dirt road following the power line.

hiking
5 days ago

recorded Paulina Creek Falls- 2/25/18

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