Very steep in some sections but overall not too difficult. Well worth the effort for the views, including the overview of Big Obsidian Flow. That alone is worth the hike!
Hiked from Paulina Waterfall. See trip report.
Drove to the top. Nuff said.
Enjoyable hike with my family from the day use area near the visitor's center.
Started at the trailhead. Sign said 2 miles to summit. I always hate summits with parking lots and people that drive to the summit.
I planned this hike the year before, when 3 ft of snow fell in aa day and the road was closed.Totaly forgot that you could drive to the top and was very surprised to see little kids near the summit.
The road certainly didn't stop a steady stream of summer vacationers from coming up here. Neat views at the top, but wildfire smoke and thunderstorm humidity cut down on visibility. I can imagine this would've been a fantastic summit had no road been constructed.
XC skied up and down the road, starting from 10 mile snow park. Visited Paulina Falls along the way. Nice outing.
interesting area to visit at least once. Views of the two lakes in the caldera are good. The obsidian flow in the area is also worst checking out
Biked up from lake and rode trail around crater. Freezing fog and rain the night before.
Good to get a drive up peak after doing Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood, and Mount Adams the previous 4 days. Clear day with great views.
Road gated. Took bike to snowline, about 400 ft below top. Fast ride down.
Started on trail about halfway up Paulina Creek. Made for a wonderful day out. Aside from all the people the top is great. Views are huge!
Tough hike in wintery conditions even tho we simply hiked up the road from our snow camp.
Warm up hike before doing North Sister. Trip Report.
Nice shortie if you're time-poor but want a workout. Views you won't see from your car.
Good views of East and Paulina Lakes which are a great place to camp in the late summer.
Can't remember if I did this on 4th of July or sooner. Was on a geology field trip as part of a 6 week field mapping camp. Checked out Big Obsidian Flow too.