Paulina Peak / Newberry Crater Climber's Log

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Redwic - Jul 24, 2012 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2012

Washboard Road From H-E-Double Hockey Sticks  Sucess!

I was already heading north to Bend, and it was not quite sunset, so I took a nice side-trip to Newberry Crater and Paulina Peak. Nice views at the top. It was really interesting to see the massive lake-filled caldera remnant, below. Make certain to scurry ~14' up the nearby rock outcrop to the true highpoint.

The Paulina Peak Road is the one deterrant for this peak. The road was in good condition... except for the nearly four miles of almost constant washboard effect. It was shaking my car like crazy; my car felt like a human popcorn maker.

This was the sixth of seven Top 100 Oregon peaks I summited during a 3-1/2 day timeframe.

Nick Turtura

Nick Turtura - Jul 9, 2012 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Hail?  Sucess!

Took the kids up on a hot sunny day and encountered the biggest hail I've ever seen. Awesome.


OOG - Jan 27, 2011 11:54 pm

Drive up  Sucess!

I think I could see every major Oregon volcano

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 13, 2011 10:36 pm

First Drive up  Sucess!

For the longest time this was Michael's highest summit and my first drive up peak.

Troy B

Troy B - Oct 3, 2010 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Drive Up  Sucess!

After heading up to the summit of South Sister in the morning we drove up to the summit of Paulina Peak. Amazing view of the lakes and crater.


gimpilator - Jul 14, 2010 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Paulina Peak   Sucess!

I was working down here in Oregon, so when I got off early I drove up Paulina. I would have hiked it if I had the time.


mrchad9 - Jun 10, 2010 2:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Lovely Area  Sucess!

Alway enjoy seeing volcanic features, this was a very nice park to visit while in the area.


rhyang - Mar 16, 2010 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2000

15 mile dayhike  Sucess!

Hiked up from Hot Springs campground (6400') to peak from crater rim via Lost Lake and Obsidian Flow trails. Beautiful weather, nice views.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 16, 2010 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Shamefully drove.

My family wanted to visit Oregon and we just happened upon this gem on our drive south. It was a hard fifteen step climb to the top with a most stupendous view of the inside of a cloud.

I did not feel successful, but at 7,985 feet, I guess it was a summit.

ikedog50 - Mar 5, 2009 12:25 pm

been to the top



Kadee - Nov 18, 2008 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Paulina Peak Road  Sucess!

Drove up. Great views and beautiful area.


BSPclimber - Sep 12, 2008 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

On bike  Sucess!

Found a spot to park about 3/4 of a mile short of the summit and rode the rest of the way up. Great views of the caldera and lakes. Don't expect solitude on a nice sunny late summer day. Probably 50+ people on top. Still a nice end to a great 4 day trip.


BCJ - Sep 10, 2008 10:51 pm

Beautiful area  Sucess!

Great area when it's not too hot.


MoapaPk - Jan 2, 2008 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1983

while in the area  Sucess!

Date is a bit of a guess. I was staying at the Paulina Lodge, while working on a scientific drilling project. Wife and I walked to the top.


YEM - Aug 22, 2007 1:33 am

Drive Up  Sucess!

I cheated, but the parents were in town. A great view of the lava flows, lakes and across the valley to the Sisters. A very unique place.


cascadetraveler - Sep 17, 2006 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Oregons other natl park?  Sucess!

I had originally planned a climb of broken top mountain but the three sisters were closed due to forest fires. I had never visited newberry crater. It was time to give the park it"s due. I had driven most of the morning and Paulina peak does have a road to the summit. I parked at the trailhead for the peak down on the main park road and hiked the approximatly three miles to the summit. A good aerobic workout with summits to scramble to on the north side of the peak. I proceeded over to where people drive there cars and mingled with other tourists. I found that thr restrooms on top of Paulina peak are the highest public restrooms in Oregon. The views of the caldera and cascades to the west are awesome. I really enjoyed my visit.

2skinners - Sep 13, 2006 9:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Drive up  Sucess!

Why hike when you can drive. Best way to get my wife to see the views. Besides, there are plenty of other peaks around to inflict suffering upon myself. Beautiful views of Paulina Lake and East Lake as well as the Big Obsidian Flow.


Tracy - Apr 20, 2006 1:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2002

Route taken: Forest Service Road  Sucess!

I visited this peak with my 8-year old daughter Jackie. We found the benchmark on the peak and got some good photos. Others in our group didn't make the effort to come up from the parking lot. We got a good view of East Lake and the obsidian flow that we had explored earlier on foot. Newberry Crater is a National Monument worth visiting.


annaleiserabinek - Aug 9, 2005 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Partial Trail from the road Date Climbed: July 21, 2005  Sucess!

Another great hike with Cornvallis, see post below. Really awesome views. We made our way to the peak east of the true summit for some time away from the crowds, then hiked over, found all the people and tagged the summit.


OmachePDX - Jul 29, 2005 3:30 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

This was a fun, easy hike. The views were great, lots of photo ops. I went with a bunch of friends who were ill-prepared and suffered on the short trip. A few turned back, grabbed the cars and drove to the top.

This peak would have meant more if there wasn't a parking lot at the top.

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