Paulina Lake Loop Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Paulina Lake Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Pine, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

This is a 7.5 mile loop around Paulina Lake. This trail is mostly flat with a few uphill areas. The views of the lake and caldera are great. Scenic trail with mostly dirt beneath your feet, although there are several rocky areas. Easy difficulty mostly flat with a few up and down areas.

1 day ago

Great for swimming, fishing and extremely shallow hot springs.

4 days ago

Good hike with varied terrain; water along the way at campground-spotted a snake along the trail.

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23 days ago

This is the most beautiful and peaceful lake! While there isn't a lot of elevation gain on the loop, it's still 7.5 miles so wouldn't be easy for everyone. The hot springs are down a marked spur trail a little more than a mile after Little Crater Campground if hiking the loop counter clockwise and they were HOT when we were there. The little bar at the lake resort is a fun post-hike stop!

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3 months ago

There is a section of trail with sharp lava & obsidian flow. Could be hard on a dog's feet! Beautiful hike all the way around...

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10 months ago

Just beautiful! I do agree with the rating, as parts of the trail weren't easy. The views of the lake are stunning. We took our dog and he did a great job! It was a bit challenging on some of the narrow parts of the trail, and we were lucky to have the trail to ourselves

11 months ago

11 months ago

This was an awesome hike! Very beautiful and much variety in terrain. You go through forests, obsidian flow, boulders and a short part through a campground! But I think the rating of "easy" is misleading. Walking through the obsidian flow and over the boulders while on the side of a mountain adds a challenge.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Good loop. Kinda weird walking through a parking lot during the loop though.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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Friday, July 01, 2016